Before travelling overseas, it is important to be aware of the possible health risks and how to prevent problems, or minimise the chances of them occurring. Most importantly, you should know:
Our travel services offer advice on travel illnesses and a full range of vaccinations. In order for you to prepare for travel, call reception to make a travel appointment or complete a Travel Vaccinations request form via our online services to see what vaccinations are recommended if any for your destination.
If you are travelling abroad you will need to start thinking about your travel vaccinations 4-6 weeks before you're due to leave as some vaccinations can take time to become effective.
Most immunisations are free on the NHS but some travel immunisations such as Yellow Fever and Rabies incur a fee. For up to date information on charges for your trip you will need to speak to a receptionist.
The surgery is a Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre.
For more information please visit the websites below:
Travel Illnesses and Vaccinations - NHS Choices
Videos from NHS Choices:
A simple guide to health precautions when travelling abroad, including vaccinations, taking condoms and a first aid kit, and being careful about drinking water.
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Annual Flu vaccination is recommended for all people who are aged 65 and over OR Those who are under 65 who have any of the following conditions:
Vaccination is also recommended for poultry workers.
Invitations are sent out to the over 65’s and those patients in at risk groups in September.
Pneumococcal immunization consists of a single injection which is effective against 90% of pneumococcal strains that cause serious infection in the UK. Children under 2 years of age should be given a special form of the vaccine.
Immunisation is recommended in: