If you plan to travel abroad, whether for Business or Pleasure, you will need to consider whether your trip may require health protection advice and vaccinations.
The sooner you contact the surgery to arrange this, the more likely you are to obtain the vaccination schedule most appropriate for your travel risk. Once you have researched or finalised your plans please contact the National Travel Health website: http://nathnac.net/trends-in-storytelling/ or www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk which will enable you to download and print, FREE OF CHARGE, the disease risk and vaccination requirements for your journey - along with other useful links to keep you safe.
Please bring the information sheets to your appointment with the nurse, as this can ensure a consultation tailored to the needs of your travel.
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as subsequent appointments may be required to complete the required vaccination schedule. Some vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a usual stock vaccine, so please allow time for this. To obtain the maximum benefits from your vaccination schedule, it is recommended that this is completed (as advised by the nurse) at least 2 weeks before you travel.
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.
Alpine House is no longer a Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre.