If you are planning on traveling you may need some vaccinations or medication.
Traveling is one of life’s great pleasures, but it’s important to remember that there is no such thing as risk free travel. Patients traveling abroad should take some time to consider any potential risks in the areas being visited. If you are pregnant or have some existing illness you should seek specific advice.
We do not provide a full travel service but some of the essential vaccinations are available at the practice. They are:-
- Diphtheria, polio and tetanus booster
- hepatitis A -some combined vaccines, such combined hepatitis A & B
How to plan your travel vaccinations:
Please check the recommended vaccinations for your destination on a vaccinations website (National Travel Health Network Center) http://www.nathnac.org/ds/map_world.aspx If you need vaccinations that we do not provide you will need to attend a private vaccinations service. You can still have the vaccinations listed above at the surgery but we recommend that you attend the private service first as they can confirm what is required.
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below:
We do not offer a travel advisory service. If you need further advice please contact a travel clinic such as NOMAD (0117 922 6567) or a MASTA Travel clinic (0330 100 4141).
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.