TRAVELLING ABROAD 

FILL IN THE TRAVEL QUESTIONNAIRE AT LEAST 8 WEEKS BEFORE YOUR DEPARTURE.

Failure to do this may mean we cannot give you your vaccines in time.     

1) Fill in the travel questionnaire

2) We will contact you to arrange an appointment for the Travel Clinic. 

3) In your appointment we will complete an assessment and let you know which NHS vaccinations you require. Should you require additional chargeable vaccinations, you will need to visit a private travel clinic (we will give you details of local clinics). 


Further Information 

General Travel Advice

Travel Vaccination Leaflet

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

Advice for patients regarding fever and COVID-19 after a vaccine

Any vaccines may cause a mild fever (normally less than 38°C) which usually resolves within 24-48 hours for most vaccines. Exceptions include MMR, when a fever may occur 6 to 11 days after vaccination, and MenB vaccine (Bexsero) when a high fever is more common especially when given with other vaccines.

 

As post vaccination fever is a common and expected reaction, isolation and COVID-19 testing is not usually required unless other symptoms mean COVID-19 is suspected. Coronavirus symptoms include a high fever, a new continuous cough and a loss of taste or smell, although children do not always present with commonly reported symptoms.  

 

Any fever after vaccination should be monitored and if the individual (or parent or carer as appropriate) is concerned about their health, or their child’s health, at any time they should seek advice by phoning NHS 111 or their GP.

 

It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 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.

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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