In order to assist us to make a full assessment of the potential risks to your health from your planned travel, we would ask that you make a Travel Clinic appointment with our Practice Nurse. A Full immunisation and advice service is provided (by appointment), ideally, this appointment should be made around the time of booking your holiday, at least 6 weeks before you travel. (Some immunisations take this length of time to be fully effective). Please note that there is a charge for some immunisations.
Going to Europe? Don’t forget to get your EHIC. Apply on line for free at www.ehic.org.uk.
At your appointment we may ask the following questions to help us plan for your trip:-
- When are you departing and for how long?
- Where are you going, including the destinations within a country?
- Where are you staying, e.g. backpacking, camping, hotels?
- Are you planning to undertake any high risk activities?
- Have you taken out travel insurance and have you informed the company of any existing medical condition?
- If female and of child bearing age, is there any possibility you could be pregnant, or are you planning a pregnancy?
- Do you have any medical conditions, or a history of significant medical illness? (these can influence the choice of malaria tablets we recommend)
Useful External Websites
It would help us greatly if you had some awareness of the travel problems that you may be at risk from on your trip before you come for your appointment.
Please look at the following website, to read the information for the county you are visiting http://www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/
Other useful websites to look at are:-