Travel Vaccinations

When travelling abroad it is important to be aware that some different countries may pose a higher risk to a person's health. If you are planning to travel abroad and need more information about vaccinations, click on the link below and fill out the information with details of your trip. This will be reviewed by a practice nurse and you will be contacted about any vaccinations you may require before you go. Travel vaccinations work best when administered 6-8 weeks before you travel.

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It is advisable to make us aware of your travel plans as far in advance as possible, as some vaccination schedules can take several weeks to complete. We suggest contacting the surgery at least 3-6 months before you travel.

Ask our receptionists for a travel risk assessment form, or you can click on the button below to fill out online. The form asks for where you plan to visit, how long for, type of travel and accommodation, past medical history and any previous vaccinations. It is important to include ALL previous vaccinations on the form. Please don't assume we will already have them recorded. 

Once you have completed the form, bring it back to the surgery and hand it in to reception. A nurse will assess your travel plans and medical information included on the form and, if necessary, contact you to commence any course of vaccinations. If the vaccinations you require incur a charge, the nurse will make you aware of this, but may not be able to confirm the actual amount, as the cost of vaccines often change. When you are ready to go ahead with your travel vaccinations, our administrative team will generate an invoice detailing all charges. 

Some vaccination courses can take up to 6 months so it is very important that you complete the travel form and bring it back to us as soon as you can. 

There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the Fit for travel website.

Travel vaccinations are important to protect you from the following diseases when abroad:

Hepatitis A

Hepatitis B



Japanese Encephalitis

Tick-Borne Encephalitis

Meningitis ACWY


Travelling to Europe?  

You may find this website useful: Travelling in the EU (

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.