In order to assist us to make a full assessment of the potential risks to your health from your planned travel, we would ask that you make a Travel Clinic appointment with our Practice Nurse. Ideally, this appointment should be made around the time of booking your holiday, at least 6 weeks before you travel. Unfortunately, if you are travelling in less than two weeks time, we may be unable to offer you a travel appointment, and would ask that you attend a private travel clinic. We can provide details of local clinics if you wish.
Travel risks vary considerably, and for this reason we allow a minimum of 20 minutes for each appointment. We would aim to give you any necessary vaccinations at this appointment, to save you having to return.
As some vaccines are not available on the NHS there may be a private fee charged and this will be discussed at your appointment. Please bring cheque book or cash with you to allow for this.
The practice runs a very busy Travel Clinic, offering advice on keeping well, and vaccinations for travel abroad.
Unfortunately our nurses have been struggling to accommodate all our travel clinic patients, especially those that travel seeking winter sun, often at short notice. Therefore putting pressure on everyday nurse appointments.
For this reason, the practice have decided to trial having a more fixed clinic in which to see patients seeking travel advice. The clinics will be held weekly and the day will vary.
It does however mean that from 1st January, we will be unable to accommodate requests for travel clinic appointments outside the clinic hours, and patients travelling at short notice may need to attend a private clinic elsewhere at their own cost.
We therefore advise anyone “Dreaming of Sunshine” and booking their annual leave/considering their plans for 2013 holidays to contact the surgery as soon as possible to arrange an appointment.
As from 1ST May 2013 the following charges to vaccinations given as part of a Travel consultation:
|Meningitis A, C, W & Y||£35.00|
|Rabies (IM route) – per dose||£50.00 per dose|
|Hepatitis B vaccine||£18.00|
|Hepatitis A||No Charge|
|Japanese Encephalitis – per dose||£60.00 per dose|
|Cholera – course of oral vaccine||No Charge|
|Private Prescription Fee
e.g. Malaria Prophylaxis,
Standby treatments or
Additional supply of NHS prescription drugs
|Certificate of Immunisation||£13.00|
|Exemption from Immunisation Certificate & replacement Yellow Fever Certificates||£13.00|
We are now a yellow fever centre and can administer the yellow fever immunisation to travellers. This service is available to registered and non-registered patients. The cost is £45.00.
Vaccination should be received at least 10 days prior to travel into the risk areas, to ensure effective vaccine uptake and validity of International Certificate. The vaccine must ideally be given on the same day as any other live vaccine, or must be separated by a 3 week gap.
Before making an appointment at the practice, we would like you to download the questionnaire below and return it to the practice with the appropriate fee (cash or cheque please) at least 7 days before your appointment.
On receipt of your completed questionnaire and fee we will then book an appointment.
Appointments tend to get booked up in advance therefore it is important you should allow plenty of time before you travel.
You can access the pre-travel questionnaire in the following ways:
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Please telephone the surgery on 01525 631391 three working days after submitting this form to enquire whether you need any vaccinations and, if appropriate, to book the necessary appointments.
Not all vaccines are available on the NHS and may be chargeable.
Payment has to be made at the time of vaccination - Please note some vaccinations and malaria medications are not available on the NHS, so please come prepared with payment (cash or cheque only) at your appointment.
It would help us greatly if you had some awareness of the travel problems that you may be at risk from on your trip before you come for your appointment.
Please look at the following website, to read the information for the county you are visiting, print it and bring to the appointment with you:-
Other useful websites to look at are:-
We look forward to seeing you at your appointment.
If a patient does not attend their travel appointment they will be asked to contact a private clinic unless there is a good reason why they didn't come. We must also have plenty of time to re-arrange the appointment.