If you are travelling outside the UK, you may need to be vaccinated against some of the serious diseases found in other parts of the world.
In the UK, the childhood vaccination programme protects you against a number of diseases, but doesn't cover most of the infectious diseases found overseas.
What jabs do I need?
You can find out which vaccinations are necessary or recommended for the areas you are visiting on these two websites -
NHS Fit for Travel – www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk
National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC) - http://nathnac.net/#/
Some countries require you to have an International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis (ICVP) before you enter.
Many tropical countries in Africa and South America won't accept travellers from an area where there's yellow fever unless they can prove they've been vaccinated against it.
Where do I get my jabs?
Not all vaccinations are available free from the NHS, even if they are recommended for travel to a certain area.
If you are registered with the practice, you can receive all travel immunisations which are free from the NHS at the Practice. However, we do not operate a travel clinic or provide private prescriptions for travel.
You can get general advice about travel vaccinations and travel health from the websites above, or from a private travel clinic. We have provides details of some local clinics below.
How do I arrange my NHS vaccinations with the practice?
Contact us at least two weeks before you need the appointment, letting us know which NHS vaccinations you want to have.
We will book your vaccination appointment with the nurse and arrange to complete a prescription for you. Ahead of your appointment, you need to pick up the prescription (either from the practice, or at your chosen pharmacy) and arrange to get and bring the vaccine to the surgery with you for your appointment.
Information about local Private Travel Clinics
- Local Private Travel Clinic Information
Other useful website links -
Travel illnesses and vaccination information -http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/travelhealth/Pages/Travellersillnesses.aspx
Latest Foreign and Commonwealth Office travel advice –
Details of which vaccines are free - http://www.nhs.uk/chq/Pages/1072.aspx?CategoryID=67&SubCategoryID=152