The Surgery Travel Clinic
Our Nursing Team will be able to offer some of these however you may be required to attend a private clinic for some vaccinations. In order to be able to advise you and offer the full range of protection available you will be required to inform us at least 6-8 weeks prior to your travel.
What do i need to do?
Please ask for a 30 minute travel appointment at reception.
Please bring to that appointment all previous travel vaccination records.
At the appointment the nurse will discuss with you what NHS vaccines are required and if you should attend a Private Travel Clinic. Any vaccines given will be recorded in a vaccine record book to maintain a completed record. Some vaccinations need to be ordered in and will not be immediately available.
Malaria prophylaxis will be discussed with you you will be advised how to obtain them.
Vaccines and Medications Available
Any childhood vaccinations that you have not received will be offered to you along with your travel immunisations.
|Typhoid – A single injection will last for 3 years|
|Hepatitis A – Course of 2 injections 6-12 months apart. This will then last at least 20 years in adults|
|Cholera — An oral vaccine given as 2 doses within a 6 week period and lasts for 2 years in adults|
|Anti–Malarial medication - individually tailored to countries, areas and exposure risk but only lasts for the duration of the trip|
There are private travel clinics in Salisbury, Winchester and Southampton
Information When Travelling Abroad
The EHIC website is a handy source of information that explains how to apply for a European Health Insurance Card. This card can be used to cover any necessary medical treatment due to either an accident or illness within the European Economic Area (EEA).
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office website can keep you up to date about the risks involved in visiting other countries.
Please be aware that even though you may have received all the appropriate medications and followed all the guidance, you may still become unwell. We suggest that you seek early medical attention if you get a fever, have gastric problems or feel unwell in the weeks or months following your trip.