Travel Vaccination Service
Due to the increasing demands for travel vaccinations, and the limited number of nursing appointments available, if you are planning to travel abroad and need information about possible vaccinations, malaria prevention etc
Before you make an appointment at the surgery, please read the detailed information below. Please print out the information and bring it with you to your appointment with the nurse. She will then schedule any outstanding vaccinations after checking your medical record.
If you are travelling to multiple countries it may advisable to contact M.A.S.T.A (Medical Advisory Services for Travellers Abroad) telephone 09068-224100. This is a telephone answering service, charged at premium rates, so before you make the call, please ensure that you have the details of your proposed journey. For example your travel dates and which country/countries you plan to visit.
You may be asked which region(s) of the country, as recommendations may vary depending on the time of the year and specific areas within the country. The cost of the telephone call will be charged to your usual account. By return of post you will receive personalised, detailed written information about your trip.
Alternatively you can obtain the information from MASTA online, at an approximate cost of £3.50 per country. Click here to go to the MASTA website
You will not be able to make an appointment to see the nurse without your NHS Fit For Travel or M.A.S.T.A. information.
Please be aware, in some cases, it may take up to two months for us to complete a course of vaccinations, and for them to become effective.
Please note certain vaccines are only available on a private prescription which means the full cost of the vaccine is charged by the dispensing pharmacist. These include rabies, meningitis ACWY 135 and hepatitis B vaccine. Please note these vaccinations incur an administration fee of £23 per course payable to the surgery by cash or cheque.
Should you need to be vaccinated against Yellow Fever please contact one of the Yellow Fever clinics. A fee will be charged.
Japanese Encephalitis vaccinations may be arranged at the British Airways Travel Clinic. British Airways Travel Clinics and Springfield Private Hospital also offer travel health services.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)