Prior to traveling it is important you find out whether you will need any vaccinations for the country or area that you will be visiting. The following websites will assist you.
The practice offers travel advice and vaccines that are available free on the NHS. These are listed below:
- Polio (given as the combined diphtheria/tenanus/polio)
- Hepatitis A
- Cholera (We can prescribe but a fee will be payable to the chemist on collection of prescription)
We DO NOT provide the following vaccines:
- Hepatitis B
- Japanese Encephalitis
- Yellow Fever
- Tick-borne encephalitis
- Tuberculosis (TB)
These vaccines can be obtained from a Travel Clinic. This service is offered by most large retail Pharmacies.
For advice on travel safety for specific countries visit the gov website
EU Travel Card
While the UK is within the EU you have the right to free movement and also healthcare in EU member states. A valid european health insurance card (EHIC) gives you the right to access state-provided healthcare during a temporary stay in another European Economic Area (EEA) country or Switzerland.
The EHIC covers treatment that is medically necessary until your planned return home. Treatment should be provided on the same basis as it would to a resident of that country, either at a reduced cost or, in many cases, free of charge.
During the transition period (till January 2021) EHICs will be operational. Please note it is still crucial you acquire travel insurance for your trip.