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Travel Information

vacc12.jpgOur Practice Nurses are able to provide advice to those travelling abroad and to provide the necessary immunisations.

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.

Please see our Form Downloads Page for more information

 

Vaccinations

Tetanus

All adults who have not had a full primary course of three injections against Tetanus are advised to do so. Thereafter you are advised to have a booster injection which now is a combined Tetanus, Diptheria and Polio booster, at 10 yearly intervals (subject to a maximum of five routine doses in your lifetime).

 

Influenza Immunisation

 We recommend an influenza immunisation to all patients aged 65 or over and patients with chronic heart, lung or kidney disease, diabetes and asthma and residents of nursing and rest homes. This is usually available during October and November and clinics are run during this time. Please ask at reception for details.

 

Pneumo Vaccination

 Everybody aged 65 years and over should be immunised to help protect against pneumococcal infection which can cause diseases such as pneumonia, scepticaemia (blood poisoning) and meningitis. Leaflets are available at reception.

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