Our Practice Nurses are specially qualified to give you comprehensive advice regarding the vaccinations, malaria prophylaxis and other health considerations relating to travel abroad.
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please print and complete the travel questionnaire below, and hand it in at the surgery. Alternatively, you can collect a copy from our reception.
Our reception team will then book you a telephone consultation with one of our Practice Nurses to discuss your travel vaccinations, and arrange your appointment to receive them.
It is important that this is done as early as possible before you travel.
Why is it important that this is completed as early as possible before I travel?
You will need both a telephone appointment and a face to face appointment with one of our Practice Nurses, it is important the we leave enough time for this.
Some of the vaccines will need to be ordered into stock, it can sometimes take a little time for them to arrive.
Some vaccinations need to be completed at least 2 weeks before you travel in order for them to be effective.
Is there a cost involved?
The cost of a number of these vaccines are not covered by the NHS, and you will be charged for these. Please ask the Nurse who will be able to advise you, or see the ‘Non NHS Medical Services’ section of our website.
For the same reason, prescriptions for anti-malaria drugs are issued as private prescriptions. Some anti-malaria drugs are available over the counter. You need to check with the nurse first to ensure that the drug you are intending to take is appropriate for the area you intend travelling to.
Information about countries and vaccinations required can be found on the links below:
I’m travelling very soon, what should I do?
Please contact the practice directly and we will advise you. It may be the case that we recommend that you arrange to have your vaccines at a private travel clinic:
- Health Hub, 1B Queen Street, Lancaster. Tel: 01524 580 999
- Manchester Airport Terminal 1, OH Unit. Tel: 0161 489 3962
- www.lastminutejabs.co.uk, Wilmslow Health Centre. Tel: 01625 547 777
- City Doc Blackpool, Whitworth Pharmacy, 292-294 Waterloo Road, Blackpool. Tel: 0845 026 0830
You can find details on our prescribing policy for patients travelling abroad, here.