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.
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 8 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. Details are available from reception or the Nurse
Shortage of Hepatitis A and B Vaccines
There is a global shortage of both Hepatitis A and B vaccines. We are currently unable to source either of these vaccines for travel purposes and would advise patients to contact our local travel vaccination clinics who may have larger stocks of these:
Boots, Broad Street - 0118 9571135
Superdrug, Broad Street - 0333 3111007
MASTA, Reading - 0330 1004292
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below:
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.