Travel Clinic

Prior to travelling please allow as much time as possible to arrange your appointment for the Travel Clinic (preferably at least 8 weeks or more), which will be with the Practice Nurse. The Nurse will require to know which countries, and areas within countries, that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.

It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible, 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.

Vaccines

Some vaccinations you may need may not be available through Airthrey Park Medical Centre and you will be advised to attend a private travel clinic or the Campus Pharmacy. 

Vaccinations that you can get from your GP on a prescription are:

  • Polio – given as Diphtheria/Tetanus/Polio vaccine
  • Typhoid
  • Hepatitis A
  • Cholera

You may be advised what other vaccines are needed for your trip and possibly Antimalarials too. If this is the case, then the following vaccines will need to be given at a private clinic (at a cost):

  • Japanese B Encephalitis
  • Yellow Fever
  • Rabies (certain groups may be eligible for the vaccine on the NHS i.e Bat handlers. Check with your GP/Practice nurse)
  • Meningitis ACWY
  • Tickborne Encephalitis
  • Hepatitis B (course of single vaccine)
  • TB skin test and the BCG vaccine
  • Influenza vaccine
  • Antimalarials

Therefore giving yourself enough time before travelling is crucial. Please complete and download the questionnaire giving us as much detail as possible. If you can, please hand this in before your appointment

Travel Form

Therefore giving yourself enough time before travelling is crucial. Please complete the online questionnaire giving us as much detail as possible. (this must be submitted at least 8 weeks prior to your departure date).

Last Minute Traveller

If you have arranged to travel, in less than eight weeks, then you will require to arrange your Travel vaccinations privately. We recommend Gecko Travel Clinic.

Anne Maclean (B.Sc MRPharmS) runs a private travel clinic within the medical centre that includes travel health risk assessments, advice on travel health, vaccinations, antimalarials and travel health accessories for trips, work and expeditions overseas.

Please call 07769 172357 or 01786 845542, or email [email protected] to arrange an appointment or to explore the full range of services and prices covered. (Evening appointments are available).

8 weeks to Go Leaflet

Healthy Travel Leaflet

You may find the following leaflet helpful when making your travel arrangements.

Advice on Malaria will be given.

Please download and print our useful guide below about Mosquito advice.

Hepatitis immunisation

Immunisation against infectious Hepatitis (Hepatitis A) is available free of charge on the NHS in connection with travel abroad. However Hepatitis B is not routinely available free of charge and therefore you may be charged for this vaccination when requested in connection with travel abroad.

Excess quantities of regular repeat prescriptions

Under NHS legislation, the NHS ceases to have responsibility for people when they leave the United Kingdom. However, to ensure good patient care the following guidance is offered. People travelling within Europe should be advised to carry a European Health Insurance Card, known as an EHIC.

Medication required for a pre-existing condition should be provided in sufficient quantity to cover the journey and to allow the patient to obtain medical attention abroad. If the patient is returning within the timescale of their usual prescription, then this should be issued (the maximum duration of a prescription is recommended by the Care Trust to be two months, although it is recognised that prescription quantities are sometimes greater than this). Patients are entitled to carry prescribed medicines, even if originally classed as controlled drugs, for example, morphine sulphate tablets.

For longer visits abroad, the patient should be advised to register with a local doctor for continuing medication (this may need to be paid for by the patient).

General practitioners are not responsible for prescriptions of items required for conditions which may arise while travelling, for example travel sickness or diarrhoea. Patients should be advised to purchase these items from community pharmacies prior to travel.

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