If you are travelling abroad and think you may need vaccinations or Anti malaria tablets, please book a Nurse appointment
(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 may be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. Some 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.
The Nurse will need to know which countries and which areas within the countries you will be visiting, in order to determine what vaccinations are required
Useful travel information:
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 HIV) 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 from a pharmacy without a prescription
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.