Travel advice

We provide a full range of travel vaccinations (excluding Yellow Fever). When visiting some countries, malaria prophylaxis may be necessary; this will be discussed during your appointment. Please note that whilst some malaria medication can be purchased directly from the chemist, others require a private prescription and cannot be obtained on the NHS.

It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible, at least six 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 two 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 the EU has published useful information for travellers within the Travel in The EU page on the European website.