If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make a telephone 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.
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible -ideally 8 weeks before you travel but definitely no later than 4 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment may be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations.
Failure to give 8 weeks notice will result in you having to attend a private vaccination clinic.
Which travel vaccines are free?
The following travel vaccines are available free on the NHS if your GP practice is signed up to provide vaccination (immunisation) services.
These vaccines are free because they protect against diseases thought to represent the greatest risk to public health if they were brought into the country.
Which travel vaccines will I have to pay for?
You will need to attend a travel clinic and you'll have to pay for travel vaccinations against:
Yellow fever vaccines are only available from designated centres.
The cost of travel vaccines that are not available on the NHS will vary, depending on the vaccine and number of doses you need.
It's worth considering this when budgeting for your trip.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below or visit https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/travel-vaccinations/
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)