Travel Advice & Vaccinations

Travel Appointments

We have a dedicated Travel clinic which is held at The Red House Surgery ONLY. You should book one of these appointments and complete the travel risk assessment form to receive any travel vaccinations that you require.

Please fill out the travel risk assessment form attached and submit online or at The Red House Surgery reception – this must be at least 48 hours prior to your travel appointment. The Nurse will then assess your travel vaccinations requirements, which will to enable these vaccinations to be administered at your first appointment. If your travel risk form is not received 48 hours prior to your booked travel appointment please be aware that the Nurse may not be able to administer any vaccinations at this initial appointment. Once the assessment has been carried out, please allow at least 48 working hours then call your registered surgery for information on the vaccinations needed for your trip.

Please include as much information as you have regarding your previous travel vaccinations, as if vaccinations were not administered at one of The Red House Group Practices we often do not have access to this information on your records.

Please attend our travel clinic, as early as possible before you travel – preferably as soon as your plans are finalised. Ideally, for a regular holiday you should contact us at six weeks before you travel, and preferably more. For certain destinations and particular types of trips such as backpacking, you should ideally contact us at least three months before, as a full course of some vaccinations can take this long to complete.

Which Travel Vaccinations will I need?

The requirements for your travel will be discussed with the Nurse at your travel appointment. Information about the vaccinations recommended for particular destinations can be found on the NHS Fit for Travel website. Please note, however, that the information given there is only a guide and the particular vaccinations recommended for you will depend on the type of trip you are taking, where you are staying, the length of your stay and your past medical history.

At a travel appointment, the nurse will also provide detailed advice to help you stay safe and well on your trip. This includes advice about staying healthy on flights, safe food and drink, sun exposure and avoiding infection. For a summary of this advice, please download our general Travel Advice Leaflet. You will be given a copy of this leaflet when you attend your appointment.

As we are an accredited Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre, our travel appointments are open to both registered and non-registered patients. Please note, however, that although certain vaccinations can be given for free to registered patients, we are obliged to charge for all vaccinations given to non-registered patients.

Charges for Travel Vaccinations and Medication

All travel medication and most travel vaccinations are not covered under the NHS.  As such, we are obliged to charge for supplying these. However, a few vaccinations are covered by the NHS, and these we are able to give free of charge to our registered patients only.

Please download our Travel Clinic Prices for details of our current travel vaccination and medication prices.