Travel clinic

If possible, you should be seen by our GP practice or a private travel clinic at least 8 weeks before you’re due to travel. Some vaccines need to be given well in advance to allow your body to develop immunity.

The NHS website covers what vaccines are available free on the NHS, and what you will need to pay for

Included below are

  • Details about our practice travel clinic
  • A link to information on commonly asked question on travel and holiday health

Practice travel clinic

First book a telephone appointment
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel, you need to make a telephone appointment first with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within those countries you are visiting to determine what vaccinations you will require.

Initial telephone appointment at least 6 weeks before travel
It is important to make this initial telephone appointment as early as possible – at least 6 weeks before you travel – as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse at the surgery to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as many of them are not a stock vaccine. The Practice Nurse will book the second appointment. Please note we are no longer a yellow fever vaccination centre.

Please be aware that the practice is not a Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre (YFVC), vaccines can be arranged privately via external clinics. You can search for local yellow fever vaccination centres using:

From the National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC).
Search for Yellow Fever Vaccination Centres, “Find a YFVC”

Importantly when you use the NaTHNaC search engine start with just the first 2 letters of your postcode (e.g., if your postcode is AB1 2CD, then search with just AB) to ensure you are given all the possible options. Some of the options in this search may be clearly outside your area, but if you look for your local telephone code in the right-hand column of the results you will be able to quickly pick out a local YFVC. If the search generates no local YFVC then use nearby postcodes with different 1st 2 letters.

Understand travel and holiday health

For detailed information on travel health, see under

This includes information on

  • Vaccines and medication for specific countries
  • General health and safety
  • Flying safety
  • Prescriptions and medication
  • Pregnancy and travel
  • Treatment abroad
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