Before you travel abroad it may be necessary to check with your travel agent and the Practice whether or not you need special injections or medication for the country you are travelling to. In some cases you can be denied entry to a country if you do not have a certificate proving that you have had the necessary injections.
The Practice can advise whether or not we give particular injections and how much they will cost.
You must ensure you are vaccinated at least 6 weeks before departure where it is necessary. Malaria tablets have to be taken as advised before departure.
The Practice Nurses run Travel Clinics where they can advise about vaccinations and travel health. You must fill out a Travel Vaccination Form and return it to Reception at least three days before your Travel Clinic appointment.
Here are some simple self help tips you can follow to make your trip safer:
Take a small first aid kit including re-hydration sachets
Watch what you eat
Drink bottled water only
Avoid ice cubes if they are made with tap water
Use effective sun protection i.e. high factor sun creams
Take any medication your GP advises to protect yourself, like Malaria tablets
Further advice on staying healthy while abroad can be found on the NHS website