If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with a practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required via the links below:
- Europe & Russia
- North America
- Central America
- South America
- Middle East
- Central Asia
- East Asia
- Australasia and Pacific
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible – at least six weeks before you travel – as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least two weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
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.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe, the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European travel website.