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Travel & Holiday Vaccinations

In order to balance the demand in appointments, we are streamlining the way we manage our travel appointments.

Patients who are travelling will need to obtain their immunisation history (this is available online for those with online Patient Access) or can be requested via the reception desk. This information can be used in conjunction with the travel health information website to determine if vaccinations and an appointment is needed, these are shown within the useful links section.

There is no longer a need to hand in the travel questionnaire in advance of booking an appointment, this form can be filled in and brought to your appointment on the day.

We advise being seen at least 8 weeks prior to travel. If there are no nurses appointments available for travel vaccinations in the time frame you require, you have the option to book an appointment with a local private travel clinic. You can attend any of the clinics contained in the document below.

Due to Covid it is advisable to consult the Foreign and Commonwealth Website for up to date recommendations regarding travel.

Thank you for your co-operation. (Updated August 2020)


Information about countries and vaccinations required can be found on Travel Health Pro Website  which gives detailed requirements and advice for worldwide destinations. Please check what you will need for your trip. You are advised to do this well in advance of your travel date as some vaccines take over a month to be effective. We advise at least 8 weeks prior to travel.

Some travel vaccines are only available on a private prescription and will only be available at a private travel clinic.

Please note only the undernoted vaccines are available on NHS Prescriptions:-

  • Hepatitis A
  • Typhoid
  • Diphtheria
  • Tetanus
  • Polio

Travel Forms download

There is no longer a need to hand in the travel questionnaire in advance of booking an appointment, this form can be filled in and brought to your appointment on the day.

Healthy Travel Leaflet

You may find the following leaflet helpful when making your travel arrangements.

Advice on Malaria will be given. However – please note that we do not provide prescriptions for anti-malarials as these can be obtained from the chemist or a private travel clinic.

Please download and print our useful guide below about Mosquito advice.

Hepatitis immunisation

Immunisation against infectious Hepatitis (Hepatitis A) is available free of charge on the NHS in connection with travel abroad. However Hepatitis B is not routinely available free of charge for travel and therefore you will need to arrange to have this done at a private clinic.

Private Travel Clinics

Excess quantities of regular repeat prescriptions

Under NHS legislation, the NHS ceases to have responsibility for people when they leave the United Kingdom. However, to ensure good patient care the following guidance is offered. People travelling within Europe should be advised to carry a European Health Insurance Card, known as an EHIC.

Medication required for a pre-existing condition should be provided in sufficient quantity to cover the journey and to allow the patient to obtain medical attention abroad. If the patient is returning within the timescale of their usual prescription, then this should be issued (the maximum duration of a prescription is recommended by the Care Trust to be two months, although it is recognised that prescription quantities are sometimes greater than this). Patients are entitled to carry prescribed medicines, even if originally classed as controlled drugs, for example, morphine sulphate tablets.

For longer visits abroad, the patient should be advised to register with a local doctor for continuing medication (this may need to be paid for by the patient).

General practitioners are not responsible for prescriptions of items required for conditions which may arise while travelling, for example travel sickness or diarrhoea. Patients should be advised to purchase these items from community pharmacies prior to travel.

Useful Links