Are you thinking, or have already booked a trip abroad? if so do you need travel advice?
At Studholme Medical Centre our practice nurses are able to assess and advise you of any recommended vaccine that you may require for your trip, as well advise you of any risks involved. If you are travelling to a malaria area, you can discuss malaria medications that are required.
It is important to make the initial appointment as soon as possible, at least 6-8 weeks prior to your travelling date, as you may require further travel appointments at a later date to be fully covered by the recommended vaccinations.
Vaccinations take at least two weeks to become fully effective.
NHS travel vaccines will always be offered if recommended, which include Tetanus, Diptheria, Polio, Hepatitis A, Typhoid and sometimes Cholera.
If you should require a private travel vaccine, (this includes Yellow Fever, Rabies, Japanese Encephalitis), then these are not available on the NHS. Please talk to you local pharmacist who may be able to help or you can google "private travel vaccines"
Should you require further information about the countries you are travelling to, you will find this on the website listed below:
Visiting a malaria area? You can find general advice and information from the following website:
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.