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Travel Clinic & Holiday Vaccinations

Prior to travelling please allow as much time as possible to arrange your appointment for the Travel Clinic (preferably at least 6 weeks or more), which will be with the Practice Nurse. The Nurse will require to know 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, 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 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.

Please note only the undernoted vaccines are available on NHS Prescriptions:-

  • Hepatitis A
  • Typhoid
  • Diphtheria
  • Tetanus
  • Polio

Travel Questionnaire

f you think you may require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel, please visit Travel Health Pro for information on the areas you are visiting, and to see which vaccinations may be necessary for your trip. Then, please complete our Travel Questionnaire, and give it to reception. The Practice Nurse will then review the information, and we will then contact you to discuss making an appointment at the Surgery if necessary.

You can also complete the online Travel form and send this to us, the Practice Nurse will then contact you.

Yellow Fever Centre

We are a registered Yellow Fever Centre.

Travelling within 4 weeks?

If you are travelling within four weeks you will need to visit a travel clinic. Details are listed below, they offer a similar service to us:

  • Manor Travel Clinic, 99-101 St Peters Street Derby – Tel: 01332 347926
  • Regent Street Clinic, Regent Street, Nottingham – Tel: 01159 475498

Please note we provide travel advice as a service to our patients. If you do not allow sufficient time for us to assess your needs and administer the vaccines, we may need to send you to an alternative provider.

Some travel vaccines are not covered by the NHS and must be purchased privately; Henmore Health Limited can provide these services locally, other providers are available.

Healthy Travel Leaflet

You may find the following leaflet helpful when making your travel arrangements.

Advice on Malaria will be given.

Please download and print our useful guide below about Mosquito advice.

Hepatitis immunisation

Immunisation against infectious Hepatitis (Hepatitis A) is available free of charge on the NHS in connection with travel abroad. However Hepatitis B is not routinely available free of charge and therefore you may be charged for this vaccination when requested in connection with travel abroad.

Patient Recommendations

We do not have personal experience of the following organisations, but have received recommendations from patients which may be of help to others.

Freedom to Travel – is a registered charity which specialises in travel insurance for people with medical conditions who sometimes have difficulty in obtaining cover. Telephone: 0845 222 4205 and e-mail [email protected]

Breakaway Holidays have been delivering enjoyable, safe and supported holidays to the learning disabled for more than a decade. They offer 24 hour support from fully trained, experienced and caring staff and a door-to-door collection services is available if required. Telephone: 01245 260330 

Excess quantities of regular repeat prescriptions

Under NHS legislation, the NHS ceases to have responsibility for people when they leave the United Kingdom. However, to ensure good patient care the following guidance is offered. People travelling within Europe should be advised to carry a European Health Insurance Card, known as an EHIC.

Medication required for a pre-existing condition should be provided in sufficient quantity to cover the journey and to allow the patient to obtain medical attention abroad. If the patient is returning within the timescale of their usual prescription, then this should be issued (the maximum duration of a prescription is recommended by the Care Trust to be two months, although it is recognised that prescription quantities are sometimes greater than this). Patients are entitled to carry prescribed medicines, even if originally classed as controlled drugs, for example, morphine sulphate tablets.

For longer visits abroad, the patient should be advised to register with a local doctor for continuing medication (this may need to be paid for by the patient).

General practitioners are not responsible for prescriptions of items required for conditions which may arise while travelling, for example travel sickness or diarrhoea. Patients should be advised to purchase these items from community pharmacies prior to travel.

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