If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you will need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include the countries you are visiting and the areas within those countries to determine what vaccinations are required.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required, click below to find out more
It is important to make an 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 receive the vaccinations.
Please note that not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
The following immunisations for travel are part of the Additional Services under the NHS:
Hepatitis A (infectious Hepatitis) - first and second/booster dose (6-12 months after first dose)
Combined Hepatitis A and B - all doses
Typhoid - first and any booster doses
Combined Hepatitis A and Typhoid - first dose (second dose is with Hepatitis A lone)
Tetanus, diphtheria and polio as given in the combined Td/IPV vaccine
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer appropriate advice please complete the on-line form before coming to see the nurse.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling in Europe a useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday.
Going to University
Protection for meningitis and septicaemia
If you’re planning to go to university for the first time please make an appointment with the practice nurse as soon as possible before leaving for university.
You are at more risk of meningitis and septicaemia in the first weeks at university when you will be in contact with lots of new people, some of whom may unknowingly carry the meningococcal bacteria, which is usually spread through prolonged close contact.
As the vaccine will also boost your protection against MenC, it replace the ‘Freshers’ MenC programme.