If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to complete a form available from the surgery and once you hand it in the practice nurse will telephone you to discuss your required vaccinations and will make you an appointment during this phone call.
Some travel vaccinations are available free of charge on the NHS. These will be offered to you at the surgery. For other vaccines where a charge will be incurred e.g. rabies, japanese encephalitis you may be advised to arrange these through a private health clinic.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
It is important to complete the form as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as your appointment will need to be booked in plenty of time to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as 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.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
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. To visit please click:- 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)