If you are planning on travelling abroad you may need to have vaccinations. If so, we ask you to let us know as soon as possible, and to let us have a completed travel questionnaire at least 8 weeks before travel. The form is available online, downloadable below, or on request from the reception desk.
This will allow the nurse to carry out a full assessment of your vaccination needs, and ensure that any vaccinations needed are given in time to maximise your immunity prior to travel. Some vaccinations require a course of 2 or 3 injections given a few weeks apart, so please allow yourself sufficient time. Some vaccines are provided free of charge on the NHS, however, others such as Hepatitis B, Rabies and Japanese Encephalitis B are chargeable and have to be paid for in advance.
If you are travelling at short notice and are therefore not able to let us have your completed questionnaire 8 weeks before travel, we will ask you to make alternative arrangements at a travel clinic privately, as they will be able to offer a quicker service and/or an accelerated course of vaccination if needed. You can find travel clinics via Yellow pages or from an internet search – and some pharmacies also offer a travel service. If you are having problems finding a travel clinic, please contact us and we can suggest some local options.
We administer Meningococcal (ACWY) vaccinations to our own patients for Hajj at a cost of £70 for one dose.
You may also find the following websites a useful sources of information about travel: