SUSPENSION OF TRAVEL SERVICE
It is with regret that we have decided to stop the additional service of providing private travel vaccinations. Due to a nursing shortage we will be focussing on our essential services. Under this you will still be eligible to receive the vaccinations available on the NHS. These are:
- Diphtheria, polio and tetanus booster
- hepatitis A – some combined vaccines, such as combined hepatitis A and B
If you call the surgery for travel vaccinations we will no longer be able to offer you travel advice. You will be advised to check your destination on a vaccinations website (National Travel Health Network and Centre) http://www.nathnac.org/ds/map_world.aspx and check what are the recommended vaccinations. If you require vaccinations other than those listed above you will need to attend a private vaccinations service. We recommend that you receive your consultation and private vaccinations prior to having your NHS vaccinations as the private service can confirm what is required. You will need to ensure you book all vaccinations in adequate time prior to travel.
If you have started a course of treatment at the surgery we will administer any remaining doses, however all travel advice telephone consultations will cease from 14th May.
We are investigating options to be able to re-offer a private travel service in the future.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please complete the form in the Travel Pack and return to reception and book an initial telephone appointment with our travel nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include details of which countries you are visiting and what vaccinations are recommended. If vaccinations are required we will then arrange further appointments as needed.
If you are travelling within the next 3 months, we may not be able to accommodate your request and you may need to make alternative arrangements with a private travel clinic
You can also view our ‘Travel Pack’ which includes a downloadable version of the above form, our vaccination prices, our vaccinations guide and a useful travel health leaflet:
Please ensure you use the link below to fully research your destination and understand which vaccinations you may require prior to your initial telephone consultation with the nurse:
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.