Temporary reduction in travel vaccination appointments
Unfortunately we anticipate a temporary reduction in the number of travel vaccination appointments we will be able to offer over the next few months whilst one of our Treatment Room nurses Diana Sarpong is away on maternity leave.
During this period we will be unable to administer 'private' travel vaccinations including Rabies, Japanese Encephalitis, Tick Borne Encephalitis and Meningitis (for travel) for the foreseeable future.
We will of course continue to offer travel vaccinations that are part of NHS provision such as Hepatitis A, Typhoid, Diphtheria/Tetanus/Polio and Cholera if indicated.
It would be of great help to our nursing team if patients would book their travel appointments as early as possible prior to your date of departure - wherever possible at least 2-3 weeks beforehand.
For details of local travel clinics that offer travel advice and vaccinations privately, please request a leaflet from our reception team.
For reliable travel information including malaria risk please see the following websites:
[17 May 2019]
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
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.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.