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Travel Vaccinations and Adviceglobal air travel

Please book a practice nurse appointment for medical advice about travel.

This applies mainly to people planning a trip outside of Western Europe, the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

The nurses can give advice, organise malaria tablets and can normally give all the injections that may be needed (see below for yellow fever).

In most cases, seeing the nurse 6-8 weeks before you travel will allow enough time, but consult us earlier if your trip is complicated or exotic.

Useful links: The NHS Fit for Travel web site gives health information on specific destinations.
The NHS Wales web site also has a travel section. It includes information on the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC).
The Foreign Office's web site provides official safety advice.
MASTA is a commercial travel clinic service that can be useful for exotic and complicated trips.

Yellow fever - This vaccine is rarely required, but we do not provide it at the surgery. If you need yellow fever vaccine, we can tell you where the local vaccination centres are. Alternatively, you can look up the information at the National Travel Health Network's web site.

There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below: 

Europe Europe & Russia North America North America
Central America Central America South America South America
Caribbean Caribbean Africa Africa
Middle East Middle East Central Asia Central Asia
East Asia East Asia Australasia Australasia and Pacific

It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 to 8 weeks before you travel

Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.

Travelling in Europe

If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.

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