It is recommended you make an appointment to see the Practice Nurse at least 6 weeks before travelling. The Nurse will check if your existing vaccinations are up to date, and determine if you need additional vaccines. When booking your appointment, tell the receptionist you are coming for travel vaccinations.
Please note that not all travel vaccinations are available free on the NHS, even if they are recommended for travel to a certain area. You can see a list of which vaccines are available on the NHS here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/travel-vaccinations/
If you require vaccinations that are not available on the NHS, you will need to consult a private travel vaccination clinic, or pharmacy offering travel healthcare services.
Seasonal flu is a highly infectious illness caused by a flu virus.
The virus infects your lungs and upper airways, causing a sudden high temperature and general aches and pains.
You could also lose your appetite, feel nauseous and have a dry cough. Symptoms can last for up to a week.
We offer ‘at risk’ groups the flu vaccine at a certain time each year to protect you against the flu virus.
You may be invited for a flu jab if you are:
- over 65 years of age
- a serious heart or chest complaint, including asthma
- serious kidney disease
- lowered immunity due to disease or treatment such as steroid medication or cancer treatment
- if you have ever had a stroke
- If you have any queries please contact the surgery.
For more information please visit the websites below:
- Make your choice: Choose if data from your health records is shared – Type 1 and Type 2 Opt Outs
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