Are you planning to travel in the future, perhaps to visit friends and relatives or to return to the homeland of your origin?
Here is some very important advice for you
- Research has shown that this type of travel puts you at greater risk of acquiring travel related infection such as enteric fever (including typhoid) and of malaria
It is really important that you visit the surgery before you travel to seek advice and protection for your trip
We are really busy at the surgery and so it is essential that you try to book your appointment with the travel nurse well in advance of your departure date – about 6-8 weeks before you travel is ideal. We ask you to try to remember this, as it is so important to get protected.
- Occasionally, you will have some urgent reason that means you cannot plan in advance and in these circumstances, we will do our best to help. It is never too late to get some protection, even up to the day of your departure, so please seek advice
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on Travel Health Pro
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.