Travel vaccinations and advice
As from the 1st April 2017 we will only be holding one travel clinic per month, this will be operated on a first come first serve basis. If, when you bring your completed travel forms in to the surgery (AT LEAST 6 WEEKS BEFORE YOU TRAVEL) the receptionist will book an appointment for you if there is one available. If we have no appointments we will direct you to other places that can help you out.
Whether you going for two weeks in Spain or backpacking in South America, our trained travel nurses can provide all the information you require. BUT YOU MUST GET YOUR TRAVEL FORMS TO US AT LEAST 6 WEEKS BEFORE YOU TRAVEL. If you fail to do this, we will direct you to a private service, and you will have to pay.
You must complete a travel risk assessment form to tell us where you are going and what you plan to do. This form contains 2 individual travel risk assessments. If your party comprises more than 2 persons, you will need to complete additional individual travel risk assessment forms (see our forms page).
Note some vaccinations take as long as 4 weeks to become fully effective; you must make your appointment with our travel nurse at least 8 weeks before you travel to allow us time to do the assessment and for vaccinations to be fully effective. We cannot just fit in an assessment if you do not give us enough notice.
Please note that the NHS provides only travel advice and basic vaccination cover. All other vaccinations (and the full cost of vaccines) have to be paid in full and in advance. Our nurses will tell you the cost of any vaccinations you have to pay for when they do your travel risk assessment.
You may elect to receive an SMS text message or email to inform you when your travel assessment has been done. Just provide a mobile number on the travel risk assessment form.
Remember you might find a great last-minute holiday - but we can't do a last-minute vaccination! Download a useful patient leaflet about staying healthy on holiday - see under leaflets to the right. It contains important information that might just help avoid a ruined holiday.
Advice on vaccination is free but the vaccine is only administered in accredited centres. We will direct you to a local Yellow Fever vaccination centre. You pay the centre to administer the vaccine.