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 Advice and Immunisations
Travel immunisations are given by our practice nursing team. However, patients are required to contact MASTA (Medical Advisory Services for Travellers Abroad) to obtain up to date information regarding the vaccinations required for their destination of travel. Patients should also be aware that certain vaccinations are not free and you will be required to pay for these when you attend for your vaccination.
- MASTA travel advice line - 0906 5501402, or via their website at: www.masta.org.
For details of the nearest MASTA clinic phone: 0870 60 62782.
Vaccinations available Free on the NHS: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/travel-vaccinations/
Remember to bring your MASTA travel advice records with you to the appointment.
Ensure you allow plenty of time to arrange your vaccinations before travelling as some courses take many weeks.
More information about travel vaccinations is available on the above tab.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please read the travel advice provided under the Clinics and Services section of this website and fill out the online form below before coming to see the nurse for your travel vaccinations.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.