We offer the travel health service free of charge, but unfortunately the NHS does not cover the cost of all the treatments you may need. Therefore, for some services you may need to pay. There is also a national shortage of certain vaccines at the moment and we can only offer the following vaccination in the practice: Diphtheria, Tetanus, Polio and Typhoid. Please check the websites below first to find out what vaccines you may be required to have for your destination and call to book an appointment to see the nurse for one of these vaccines only. For anything else please visit private travel clinics.
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.
Travel Health Pro
We recommend you access www.travelhealthpro.org.uk for advice on the vaccines you are likely to need for your holiday. TravelHealthPro is the website comprising the travel health resources of the National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC).
Mosquito Bite Avoidance for Travellers
In many tropical countries, mosquitoes can spread diseases such as dengue, chikungunya, West Nile, Malaria, Yellow Fever and Zika. Here are five simple rules you should follow to reduce your risk of infections spread by mosquitoes.
Information about Countries & Vaccinations Required
Further information about countries and vaccinations
required can be found on the Fit for Travel website.
Travelling in Europe
Travelling in Europe is the European Union’s official website for people travelling in the 27 countries of the EU. Whether you are on holiday or on business, you will find practical advice and helpful tips on a wealth of subjects, from what documents you need, to getting healthcare and using your mobile phone.