These are available by appointment. Travel abroad is so common nowadays that it is often easy to forget the necessary precautions. Consult one of the practice nurses at least two months before departure. She will be able to advise you on what vaccinations are required and what medications you may need.
Make sure you have adequate medical insurance. If you are visiting an EEC country, you will need form E111 available from your post office.
- Take a small first aid kit.
- Attention to personal hygiene is essential.
- Beware bites from insects and animals. Many diseases are insect-borne.
- Be careful with raw vegetables, salads, fruit, shellfish and ice-cubes.
- Respect the power of the sun - use sun creams regularly.
- Sexually transmitted diseases (including AIDS) are a major health threat throughout the world. Condoms offer some protection.
- If you are advised to take anti-malaria tablets, remember that you may need to start at least one week before departure and continue for four weeks after you return. Anti-malaria tablets can also be obtained for a pharmacy without a prescription
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.
Information about countries and vaccinations required can be found on the links below:
It is important to make the 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. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.