Travel Travel VaccineClinic

The responsibility for all aspects of preparation for travel abroad must remain with the individual. We offer travel advice and the necessary injections in our travel clinics run by our practice nurses, but it is not a free service and some vaccinations must be paid for.

Initially you will need to carry out a risk assessment with one of the nurses to discuss your travel plans, proposed itinerary and discuss any vaccinations needed. This may also include whether or not malaria prevention tablets are also necessary. Immunisations can take weeks to become effective so in order to ensure enough time for this it is advisable to contact the practice well in advance of your planned departure, at least 6-8 weeks prior to travel. For those with a complicated itinerary or who are intending to go ‘back-packing’ we would recommend contacting us several months in advance if possible.

You will be given the option of providing your travel information via email or by a printed hard copy via the surgery, and a nurse will subsequently advise you via telephone call, text SMS message or via email in response to this (the options of how we respond to you are on the form for you to choose your preferred method of contact). You will then be advised what vaccines are recommended for your trip, and the amount of time that you are likely to need for your travel appointment at the surgery, if necessary. Further appointments may need to be made after this in order to provide further vaccinations. (Please note, when using the email service please check your Junk Mail inbox too, it has been reported that occasionally our responses have been archived into Junk Mail).

To try our online travel service please complete the ‘Travel Risk Questionnaire’ form below and email it to: sehccg.smgtravel@nhs.net  and one of the team will respond to you within 7 to 10 working days.

Advice on all aspects of travel care, malaria and general health advice can be found in our ‘Travel Health Advice Leaflet’ below (Adobe/Acrobat Reader required to view this document).  Alternatively you may collect a leaflet from reception if you wish.

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. The nurse will advise you of the full cost to be paid.

There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below

 Europe & Russia North America
Central America South America
Caribbean Africa
Middle East Central Asia
East Asia Australasia and Pacific