In order to assist us to make a full assessment of the potential risks to your health from your planned travel, we would ask that you make a Travel Clinic appointment with our Practice Nurse. Ideally, this appointment should be made around the time of booking your holiday, at least 6 weeks before you travel.
At your appointment we may ask the following questions to help us plan for your trip:-
- When are you departing and for how long?
- Where are you going, including the destinations within a country?
- Where are you staying, e.g. backpacking, camping, hotels?
- Are you planning to undertake any high-risk activities?
- Have you taken out travel insurance and have you informed the company of any existing medical condition?
- If female and of child bearing age, is there any possibility you could be pregnant, or are you planning a pregnancy?
- Do you have any medical conditions, or a history of significant medical illness? (these can influence the choice of malaria tablets we recommend)
Please note: the practice is only offers vaccines covered by the NHS, which are:
- Hepititis A
- Tetanus, diptheria and polio
If you require any other vaccinations in order to travel to your desired destination you will need to go to a private travel clinic for these.
What do I need to do ahead of my appointment?
It would help us greatly if you had some awareness of the travel problems that you may be at risk from on your trip before you come for your appointment.
Please look at the following website and read the information for the country you are visiting: www.travelhealthpro.org.uk
Other useful websites to look at are:
Short notice travel
If you contact the practice with 4 weeks or less until your trip, we may not be able to accommodate your request for a Travel Clinic appointment.