If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. Not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
The following immunisations for travel are part of the Additional Services under the NHS:-
Hepatitis A (infectious hepatitis) - first and second/booster dose (6-12 months after first dose)
Combined hepatitis A and B - all doses
Typhoid - first and any booster doses
Combined hepatitis A and Typhoid - first dose (second dose is with Hepatitis A alone)
Tetanus, diphtheria and polio as given in the combined Td/IPV vaccine
Further information can be found at www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk and http://www.bma.org.uk/advice/employment/gp-practices/travel-immunisation
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)
Going to University? Protection from meningitis and septicaemia
If you're planning to go to university from 1st August, for the first time, please make an appointment as soon as possible before leaving for university. You are at more risk of meningitis and septicaemia in the first weeks at university when you mix with lots of new people, some of whom may unknowingly carry the meningococcal bacteria, which is usually spread through prolonged close contact. As the vaccine will also boost your protection against MenC, it replaces the 'Freshers' MenC programme which has been in place for the past year.