TRAVEL APPOINTMENT INFORMATION
PLEASE NOTE: APPOINTMENTS NEED TO BE MADE 6-8 WEEKS BEFORE TRAVEL
Trips to far away destinations are becoming increasingly popular due to cheaper holiday packages and faster trasnsport to a wider variety of destinations over the world. This is all good news, however, with such diversity, the risk to your health is increased and this makes the appointment with the nurse more complex. Details of your travel itinery will be required.
These are typical questions we will be asking upon appointment:
- When are you departing and how long for?
- Where are you going including the destinations within a country?
- Are you planning on undertaking any high risk activities?
- Have you taken out travel insurance and have you informed the company if you have any medical condition?
- If you are female and of child bearing age, is there any possibility you could be pregnant? (this is important if we needed to give you any injections)
- Do you have any medical conditions? (this is important if you are needed to take travel medication – for example some medical conditions interfere with particular malaria tablets)
We will need to perform a risk assessment before deciding which vaccines are recommended and what advice will best address your needs. Please complete a Pre-Clinic Information Form (available to print from the link below or can be collected from reception) and return it to the surgery before making a travel appointment.
Falkland_Travel_Risk Assessment Form
One form should be completed per person travelling. Ideally this should be 10-12 weeks prior to travel.
It would help us greatly if you had some awareness of the health problems that you may be at risk of on your trip before you come for your appointment. Before you attend for your appointment please go to the following website, print off and read the information for the country you are visiting and bring it to the appointment with you:
Other useful websites to look at are:
For further details please ask at Reception.
TRAVEL IMMUNISATION PRICES & INFORMATION:
(Effective from September 2014, may be subject to change)
Hepatitis B: £35 per dose, 4 dose schedule – 3 doses over 6 months then final dose after 1 year
Minimum time scale 3 weeks for travel
Japanese B Encephalitis: £80 per dose 2 dose schedule
Minimum time scale 4 weeks
Rabies: £50 per dose 3 dose schedule
Minimum time scale 4 weeks
Yellow Fever: £55 per dose Single dose
Certificate valid from 10 days after vaccination
Tick Borne Encephalitis: £80 per dose Minimum 2 dose schedule
Minimum time scale 4 weeks. (Full course is 3 doses over 6 months)
Meningitis (Menveo): £60 per dose Mandatory for the HAJ
Payment by cash or card is accepted on receipt of vaccination
NB. If you require a vaccination which is not listed above, there may be an extra administration fee incurred in addition to the cost of the vaccine.
Not all of the above vaccinations may be in stock, and will be ordered on a named basis; none of the above can be given at the initial travel assessment appointment. We advise appointments are made at least 6-8 weeks before you travel – Please ensure there is sufficient time before you travel to obtain all your vaccinations. Appointments are subject to availability in Travel Clinics.
If you are due to travel within the next 3 weeks we would advise you to contact the nearest MASTA/Travel Clinic as you will have insufficient time for assessment in the surgery. However we can provide you with a printed record of your vaccine history.
Any travel appts which are missed may not be able to be rebooked at the surgery if there are no available appointments. Cancellations need to be made at least 24hr beforehand to allow others to rebook.
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.
NB: Malaria advice and medication can be obtained at Tesco without a prescription from the surgery.
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