Foreign Travel Advice and Vaccinations
When planning your perfect holiday it is important to remember the health risks that could ruin your trip. Many tropical holiday destinations also have life-threatening infectious diseases that can make you very sick, spoil your holiday and even kill you. Take no chance, get your travel vaccinations!
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you can book an appointment with our practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements.
PLEASE REMEMBER you should attend the surgery at least 8 weeks before departure for many of the vaccinations to be effective.
Got a last minuite bargain? Great but do REMEMBER many of the vaccinations need to be given least 8 weeks before departure for to be effective and we may not have last minute appointments.
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. Some travel vaccinations are freely available on the NHS. Please ask the nurse for more information.
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 8 weeks before you travel - 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.
In Southampton there is a private travel clinic, called ‘Travel Health Clinic’,which promotes protection against tropical diseases. This clinic can offer last minute appointments and runs Saturday morning appointments. To contact, telephone 023 8063 1922 or Click Here here for more information.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.