If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you will need to fill in a Travel Form with the details of your travel arrangements.
This will include which countries and the areas within countries that you intend visiting, any previous travel vaccinations and general health questions. This will enable the nurse to determine what vaccinations are required.
You will need to fill in this questionaire which must be returned to the surgery. The Nurse will then contact you to explain what needs to be done next.
This needs to be done at least 6 weeks prior to travel.
If you are traveling within the next 6 weeks then you will need to attend a pharmacy travel clinic such as Boots in Telford Town Centre.
There will be a charge for this.
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 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 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to take effect.
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.
Malaria tablets are now an over the counter medication and can be bought from your local pharmacist.
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)