If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
Information about countries and vaccinations required can be found on the Fit For Travel website
It is important to make the initial appointment as early as possible - at least 8 weeks before you travel - as you may require further appointments to receive a course of vaccinations and some vaccines have to be ordered.
Some vaccinations need to be given at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
You will be required to pay in full for your non-NHS travel vaccines on the day of your appointment. We currently accept cash/cheques or card payments.
A course of non-NHS travel vaccines can cost between £120 - 200 so please remember to bring money to the practice when you have your initial consultation.
Malaria prevention tablets are not provided on the NHS but the nurses are happy to give advice and issue private prescriptions if required. The charge for a private prescription is £18 (payable to the practice) and you will then have to pay the chemist for the cost of the medication itself. Anti-malarial medication is also available directly from some pharmacies and private travel clinics.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online E-consultation form before coming to see the nurse.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.
Other Local Travel Services
If you are travelling within 6 weeks and need urgent help and advice other local services provide private travel clinics including:
- Dermacia Pharmacy, 260 Upper Street, N1 2UQ
- London Travel Clinic 0333 009 8334