Travel advice and vaccinations are on request and by routine appointment. Please state that the appointment is for travel advice when you book the appointment.
Please remember that we do not have last-minute appointments and would suggest that you book an appointment at least 8 weeks before you intend to travel.
There is no charge for the majority of travel vaccines which are available on the NHS eg tetanus, polio, typhoid and hepatitis; however, there is a charge for some vaccines including yellow fever, rabies, Japanese B encephalitis etc. This practice is a designated centre for administering of yellow fever vaccine.
Malaria protection is also not available on the NHS, and should you require malaria protection, different medication will be recommended depending on the area that you travel to. You will need to pay your chemist for the supply of this.
Please note that advice given by travel agents is not always accurate due to the fast changing nature of diseases worldwide. The practice has up-to-date information, and would therefore advise patients to book an appointment to discuss their travel plans. This is especially true for travel outside of North West Europe, which may bring the traveller into contact with diseases less common at home.
Useful site for information is that of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on: www.fco.gov.uk