Step 1: Obtain travel advice and vaccination information from a travel clinic
Patients are required to obtain the following information from a Travel Clinic prior to booking an appointment with one of our nursing team for their vaccines:
- Travel holiday health advice
- Information on what vaccines they require for where they are travelling to
You can search Foreign travel advice at GOV.UK for further information.
Many people are taking long haul holidays requiring complicated courses of vaccines. Children also need to be vaccinated for travel abroad. Most travel vaccinations are available at no additional cost, however should you need additional vaccines to the Hepatitis A, Typhoid and Tetanus, you would need to contact a vaccination centre to arrange these.
Step 2: Book a Travel Appointment
Please call us to book a travel vaccination appointment with the nurse. Don't forget to provide the paperwork at this appointment of which vaccines you have been recommended to have by the travel clinic.
Remember: Allow Plenty of Time
Please allow plenty of time for vaccinations (two or three months) especially if travelling to an ‘out of the way’ place where they’ll be living or working among local people. Some courses of vaccines such as rabies and hepatitis B need to be given over several weeks.
It is always a wise precaution to pack some essential items in case of illness on holiday. Do choose medicines according to your needs and the country you are intending to visit. lf you take prescription medicines regularly remember to pack them too.
You may want to consider packing the following:
- Paracetamol Travel Sickness tablets Plasters and a small crepe bandage
- Rehydration solutions such as Dioralyte, Anti diarrhoeal e.g. lmodium
- High factor sunscreen
- Anti material tablets, Water purification tablets, Insect repellent
- Condoms and other contraceptives
- Sunhats for yourself and children
We also recommend to check prior to travelling to certain countries if they have their own country restrictions on certain medications being allowed into their country.
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The Travel Health Organisations section on this website has lots of useful links to help you.
We offer most of the travel health service at no additional charge to the patient. However the NHS does not cover the cost of all the treatments you may need. Therefore, for some services you may need to pay.
Malaria Tablets are NOT provided on the NHS and sometimes can be bought over-the-counter or may require a private prescription. The nurse can advise regarding this or you could discuss with your pharmacist. REMEMBER some tablets have to be started at least one week before you travel and you need continue to take them when you return to the UK for the advised length of time.
A list of these charges is held at reception.