- Travel Risk Assessment:
If you're planning a trip abroad please download and complete our Travel Risk Assessment form with details of your proposed journey. Once complete hand it into reception.
- Travel Appointment:
Once you have handed in your form, it will be assessed by one of our nurses who will contact you to advise of any vaccinations that are required and will arrange an appointment to have these administered. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your appointment should be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
- Allow Plenty of Time:
Patients are advised to allow plenty of time for vaccinations (at least six weeks in advance) especially if traveling to an out-of-the-way place where they'll be living or working among local people. Some courses of vaccine such as rabies or Hepatitis B need to be given over several weeks.
If you require a prescription for vaccinations this will be ready to collect 2 working days following your appointment.
It is always a wise precaution to pack some essential items in case of illness on holiday. Do choose medicines according to your needs and the country you are intending to visit. lf you take prescription medicines regularly remember to pack them too.
You may want to consider packing the following:
- Paracetamol Travel Sickness tablets Plasters and a small crepe bandage
- Rehydration solutions such as Dioralyte, Anti-diarrhoeal e.g. lmodium
- High factor sunscreen
- Anti-material tablets, Water purification tablets, Insect repellent
- Condoms / other contraceptives
- Sunhats for yourself and children
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We offer the travel health service free of charge, but unfortunately the NHS does not cover the cost of all the treatments you may need. Therefore, for some services you may need to pay. A list of our Travel Vaccination Fees can be viewed here.
Malaria Tablets are NOT provided on the NHS and sometimes can be bought over-the-counter or may require a private prescription. The nurse can advise regarding this or you could discuss with your pharmacist. REMEMBER some tablets have to be started at least one week before you travel and you need continue to take them when you return home for the advised length of time.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.