If you require advice OR vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment at least 6 weeks before travel 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.
National shortage hepatitis A and B vaccines
There is a national shortage of hepatitis A and B vaccinations which has been caused by problems in the manufacturing process – patients should note that these will NOT be available from the surgery.
Information on what to do to avoid hepatitis B is available at: Public Health England (PHE).
The current situation is unlikely to change for the next 2-6 months so please look out for updates.
Please see links below for information about countries and vaccinations required:
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least six (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 two (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.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.