We offer a full travel vaccination service including Yellow Fever. We are a National Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre.
Ideally you should contact us about 8-12 weeks before your departure in case you need a course of injections. Our practice nurses will advise and administer the necessary immunisations. Appointments can be made via reception on 01252 793183. Please complete and return a Travel Questionnaire prior to your appointment with the nurse. A form needs to be completed for each person travelling. This can be downloaded using the link below.
Immunisations such as Yellow Fever, Meningitis and Rabies although vital, are not available at NHS expense and must be paid for privately. This is a Department of Health decision. Likewise anti-malarial tablets are not available on NHS prescription and must be paid for. Malaria still claims many lives every year so please do not chance it! Follow the nurses’ advice as to what sort is best for you and for your destination. Remember to take them as instructed, including during the recommended period after return. Most need to be taken for a month after returning, except for Malarone which is only a week.
It is important not to get bitten: use insect repellent and insect nets and cover up arms, feet and legs at dusk when the mosquitoes are most active.
Please note that you will have to pay for your vaccinations before they are administered. We now accept credit and debit cards in addition to cheques and cash. To view a copy of our fees please click on this link -
Travel and Vaccine Fees 2015
A useful website for travel information is www.fitfortravel.scot.nhs.uk
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
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. Please give as much detailed information on the form as you can especially concerning the destinations that you will be visiting including specific areas within the country. It would also be very helpful if you could provide us with your mobile phone number and email address so that the Practice Nurse can contact you easily.
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)