We offer a full range of services including advice, pre-travel risk assessment, immunisations (including yellow fever) and malarial prophylaxis. Our Practice Nurses will be pleased to give advice to those going abroad.
When to Contact Us
Prior to booking trip:
If you have health concerns and are unsure of the suitability of a particular destination we are able to offer advice on the suitability of particular vaccinations.
After trip booked:
As soon as a trip is booked each member of the party travelling should complete a Travel Health Questionnaire.
The clinic would then be able to formulate a plan of advice and a vaccination schedule if required. Please note that some vaccinations can take several weeks to be fully active. If you seek advice too close to your departure date you run the risk of not being fully covered. We recommend contacting us at least eight weeks prior to departure.
Malaria prophylaxis usually needs to be started two weeks before you depart. Some vaccinations involve a whole course of injections which may take up to six months.
Some countries need either a certificate of vaccination or a letter of exemption for Yellow Fever to gain entry into the country. Vaccination must be received no less than 10 days before entry to the country.
Some vaccinations are not available on the NHS and we will make a charge for these. Vaccines currently available on the NHS for travel are:
- Hepatitis A
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below:
Useful Travel Websites
Independent nurse-led travel health website giving practical advice and useful links for staying healthy while travelling abroad
- Travel Advice (Foreign and Commonwealth Office)
FCO Travel Advice
- The Travel Clinic
Travel Health Advice