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Going Away? Important Travel Information
 

If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements, you must complete and bring a Travel Form (follow link to download form) with you to the appointment. The appointment will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required. There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below:

 

 

 Africa

 

 Asia (Central)

 

 Asia (East)

 

Australasia & Pacific

 

Caribbean

 

Central America

 

Europe & Russia

 

North America

 

 

Middle East

 

South America                                   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Malaria

 

Malaria is a serious illness, which can have serious complications and can also be fatal. It is prevalent in many parts of the world which are visited by travellers and can be worse at certain times of the year.  If you know you will be visiting an area where Malaria is endemic please inform the Practice Nurse.

 

Some travellers fail to heed advice or to take prescribed or advised medication / prophylaxis on their RETURN from a Malaria endemic area which has resulted in a significant number of serious cases in the Untied Kingdom. We strongly advise our patients to exercies the utmost precautions to avoid catching this illness, before during and after their trips to Malaria endemic areas, including the use of creams, sprays , nets and taking precautions NOT to be bitten by covering up when mosquitos are present.

 

Initial Travel Appointment


It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - ideally at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations and provide suitable advice. These vaccines may have to be ordered if they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.

Most travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. Some immunisations are provided free on the NHS and others are not, we will always inform you of this when you see the nurse.
For any further information on Travel Health please follow the following link for the official Travel Health Website:

 

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