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Our nurses are able to provide a full travel advice and immunisation service. This includes vaccinations and certificates for Yellow Fever. They can also give advice on prevention of malaria and they will liaise with our doctors if you need a prescription for medication to reduce your chances of contracting malaria while abroad.

It is sensible to book an appointment with a nurse well in advance of your planned trip as some of the immunisation programmes require several appointments over a prolonged period of time. You can make an appointment in any of our nursing slots. You will be required to give some basic information about your planned trip so that your advice and immunisations are appropriate for your trip.

Please note that there will be a charge for some of our travel services as they are not available on the NHS.

Travel Services explained:

Before travelling overseas, it is important to be aware of the possible health risks and how to prevent problems, or minimise the chances of them occurring. Most importantly, you should know:

  • whether there are any specific health risks in the country you are travelling to for which you need to take precautions - for example, malaria
  • how to avoid becoming ill when you are abroad
  • what to do if you do become ill when you are abroad
  • how to get emergency medical treatment when you are abroad

Our travel services offer advice on travel illnesses and a full range of vaccinations. In order for you to prepare for travel, call reception to make a travel appointment.

If you are travelling abroad you will need to start thinking about your travel vaccinations 4-6 weeks before you're due to leave as some vaccinations can take time to become effective.

For more information please visit the websites below:

External Websites:

Travel Illnesses and Vaccinations - NHS Choices

Fit for Travel

Travel Health

FCO Travel Advice

MASTA 

Videos from NHS Choices:

A simple guide to health precautions when travelling abroad, including vaccinations, taking condoms and a first aid kit, and being careful about drinking water.

 

Malaria is a parasitic infection spread by mosquitoes. This video explains out how the infection attacks different areas of the body and what you can do to avoid getting the disease in the first place.

 

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