Before travelling overseas, it is important to be aware of the possible health risks and how to prevent problems, or minimise the chances of them occurring. Most importantly, you should know:
whether there are any specific health risks in the country you are travelling to for which you need to take precautions - for example, malaria
how to avoid becoming ill when you are abroad
what to do if you do become ill when you are abroad
how to get emergency medical treatment when you are abroad
We have a limited number of travel vaccine appointments available within the surgery and ordinarily we will suggest you contact one of the companies listed on our travel form.
Before ringing for an appointment we STRONGLY advise you to look at the external websites listed below. The travel nurse will only give advice for those vaccinations available as NHS vaccinations (listed on our travel form). We do not offer private travel vaccinations.
Where we do have an available appointment, and you only require the NHS available vaccines as listed, our nurses will be happy to help.
If you have booked a surgery travel appointment for your travel vaccinations, please ensure it is 6-8 weeks before you are due to leave.
A simple guide to health precautions when travelling abroad, including vaccinations, taking condoms and a first aid kit, and being careful about drinking water.
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