We offer foreign travel advice for Europe, North America, Australia, Turkey, Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, Caribbean, Mexico and New Zealand only. Should you wish to discuss travel to these areas please make a travel appointment with the practice nurse. To determine what vaccinations may be required, you will need to discuss the areas within these countries that you intend to visit and provide as much information as possible.
For all other destinations, you will need to attend a private travel clinic for which there will be a charge. If any of the NHS vaccinations are required for travel (hepatitis A, tetanus, diphtheria, polio and typhoid) you can return to us and have them free of charge within a travel clinic appointment. In line with NHS guidelines our nurses will give advice about the vaccines that are available on the NHS only and administer these if required. The nurse doing the travel clinic will need to risk assess each client prior to administration of any vaccine, even if you have been seen in private clinic. This is a legal requirement.
Due to the high demand on surgery time we can only offer a limited number of travel appointments per week. These clinics get booked well in advance so it is recommended that you book early to avoid disappointment, ideally at least 6 weeks before you travel. Please note that some vaccines must be given 2 weeks prior to travel so it is vital to book your appointment early. Further travel advice can be obtained from the following site: www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk
Thank you for your understanding. Safe Travel
Hepatitis A and B vaccine shortage
Unfortunately there is a national shortage of both Hepatitis A and B vaccinations so we will not be able to vaccinate against these at our travel clinics. We will notify patients when we have some more stock.