If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an 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.
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 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 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 load).
Zika is found in parts of Africa, Asia and the Pacific Islands and has recently been reported in Central and South America and the Caribbean. It is likely to spread to new areas in the future. Travellers should be aware of the risk of Zika in the area to be visited, to check your destination visit http://travelhealthpro.org.uk/country-information/ and select the 'outbreaks' section for your selected country.
For more information about the Zika virus and the latest travel advice please follow the links below:
http://travelhealthpro.org.uk/diseases/zikavirus/ or https://www.gov.uk/guidance/zika-virus