For information 22/06/17 - Hepatitis A Vaccine
There is currently a problem with manufacturer supply of Hepatitis A vaccine for adults (16 years and above). There is no a problem with the supply of Hepatitis A vaccine for children (1-15 years).
We are still able to see you for your travel consultation if you need other vaccines (Diphtheria/Tetanus/Polio, Typhoid or Hepatitis B). However, we will need to refer you on to a travel clinic should you require Hepatitis A vaccine.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Unfortunately this is a situation beyond our control.
From 1st February 2017 we will no longer be able to see you for travel vaccines if your departure date is less than 6 weeks from the date you submit your travel questionnaire. If you are travelling at short notice you will need to attend a travel clinic.
The only travel vaccinations we provide on the NHS at this practice are:-
Hepatitis b vaccine is available as a private vaccine therefore will incur a fee. Details of the current fee are available at reception.
We do not provide any other private travel vaccines at the surgery. We are not a travel health clinic so we do not provide in depth travel consultations or information regarding vaccines which we do not provide at the surgery.
Some anti-malarial medications are available to purchase from pharmacies. Some however require private prescriptions which are available from your GP.
We politely request that all travellers research their destination on one of the recommended web sites prior to attending for their consultation. Please bring in a copy of your itinerary.
A copy of any previous immunisations that you have is particularly important if you are newly registered at the surgery as we may not have access to your previous immunisation history when you attend.
It is important for us to know if you have allergies or if you are pregnant.
Please ensure you book your appointment for travel vaccinations 6-8 weeks in advance of your departure date as you may require a course of immunisations. We may not have appointments for travel at the last minute.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
Please note that all travel vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form and book an appointment to see the nurse. If you are up to date with your vaccinations we will contact you to inform you and cancel the appointment.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)
Travel Cancellation Insurance Claims
If you have to cancel your holiday please can you ensure you enclose a covering letter to the doctor with the following information:
- Date the insurance was purchased
- Date the holiday was booked
- Date of illness onset
- Date of holiday
- Cancellation date