There is currently a national shortage of the Hep A Vaccines which is affecting all GP surgeries and travel clinics. We may not be able to give you this vaccine in your travel consultation. Please ensure that you are requesting your initial appointment at least 8 weeks in advance.
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.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below:
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6-8 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse 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 3 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
If you are travelling at short notice we will not be able to help and you will need to contact MASTA. The nearest clinic from here is:
Tel: 0330 100 4119 or 0330 100 4200
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.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
If you prefer you can download one here
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.