If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below.
It is important to make the 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 may 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 note: If you are booking a last minute break there is a possibility that there will be insufficient time for the surgery to accommodate your travel vaccination requirements. In this case, you may be advised to attend elsewhere:
You can also access travel vaccination at:
Boots Castlepoint. BH8 9UB 01202 548139 or
Bournemouth Nuffield Hospital 01202 912980
Useful Website: Fit For Travel
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse. Please note that you will need to print the form and bring it with you when you attend surgery as this online questionnaire is not automatically electronically linked to your patient notes.
Travel Health Questionnaire.pdf
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.