You will need to complete this questionnaire (download here) and hand it to the reception team at least ONE month (and ideally 8-12 weeks) before travelling.
Once we have received and processed this form, the reception team will contact you to arrange a suitable appointment with the travel clinic.
Bring any past vaccination history you have. The Travel Clinic is a non-NHS service so there may be a fee for some of the vaccinations you need. Our price list is available on our Travel Questionnaire (see above).
You will need to pay any fee before vaccines are administered. You will be able to pay with cash or cheque. Cards are not accepted. Yellow Fever and Rabies vaccinations require payment ONE WEEK prior to the appointment, as these need to be ordered (and paid for) before the appointment. Payments made for either of these vaccinations are NON REFUNDABLE.
Ideally 4-6 weeks before travel enabling you to complete any course (rabies, hep B jap enceph, cholera).
If you are not intending to do any course and need only a booster then 14 days before is sufficient.
It is always good to come even if it is one day before travel as we can still vaccinate you and give you advice and malaria tablets (if required).
Our Surgery is an accredited Yellow Fever vaccination centre.Yellow fever requires 10 days before travel for full immunity.
If you require a prescription for vaccinations this will be ready to collect 2 working days following your appointment.
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 / other contraceptives
- Sunhats for yourself and children
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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.
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 and is also available on our Travel Questionnaire (See How to Arrange a Travel Appointment above).