If you require vaccination or malaria prophylaxis relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with a travel nurse to discuss your arrangements. You will need to know which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required. Please read the Travel Information Leaflet below before coming to your appointment.
Travel Information Leaflet
Please make the initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as more than one appointment may be required. Some vaccines have to be ordered in as they are not held in stock. Vaccines that are not part of the usual vaccination schedule in the UK are not funded by the NHS and will have to be paid for. The nurse will discuss any charges that may apply.
Your final appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work effectively. The nurse will provide travel health advice and issue malaria prophylaxis prescriptions if needed (at a cost of £15 per prescription - this does not include the cost of the drug which will be levied by the pharmacy that issues it).
For further information on the vaccination and malaria prophylaxis requirements for differing parts of the world see 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. Please visit:- 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)