If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
Travel Health Questionnaire
Many people are now travelling to exotic destinations and this means special consideration should be given to protecting yourself from the risk of infections that are not commonly encountered in the United Kingdom.
Please complete the travel vaccination form on the link below, giving full details of your proposed trip abroad and the dates of travel. This will enable us to plan the necessary vaccination programme you will require for your travel.
Please give us as much notice as possible of your travel plans, as it may take some time to complete a full course of vaccinations. However, it is never too late to seek advice.
It is very important that you seek medical advice about health risks in your destination country. If you have a medical condition, you are advised to discuss the suitability of the trip before you book and also inform your travel insurance company about your medical condition(s)
FOR BACKPACKING AND WORLD TRAVEL - Please allow at least 10 weeks BEFORE travel for vaccinations.
FOR STANDARD FAMILY HOLIDAYS - Please allow at least 4 weeks BEFORE travel for vaccinations.
Travel forms must be completed and handed in before your appointment for assessment by our travel nurse.
To plan your immunisation and prescription requirements bring your dates. Children who are travelling will require vaccinations and prescriptions, an up to date weight will be required to determine their immunisation of prescription dosages. This will incur the same charges as for adults.
Some vaccinations and prescriptions for anti-malarial tablets that you are unable to purchase will incur a charge as they are not available on the NHS. Please see the list of charges. For some of these vaccinations or prescriptions, a second appointment at the Travel Clinic may be necessary and will be charged for.
Please note: you will be asked to pay our fees prior to administrations of vaccinations or the collection for prescriptions for anti-malarial tablets. You will not be able to receive your vaccination until you have paid the necessary fee, for which you will be issued with a receipt as proof of payment.
As these services are outside NHS funding, the costs may be higher than you expect. Always think about budgeting for your holiday vaccinations and malaria medication when you book your exotic trip.
For your information you can also book appointments with MASTA TRAVEL CLINIC, Leigh Medical Centre, 1446 London Road, Leigh on Sea, SS9 2UT.
Telephone number - 0330 100 4215
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)