The Chief Medical Officer's Flu Vaccine Policy is for all patients over the age of 65 years of age and all patients in certain at-risks groups to receive the vaccine.
If you fall into an 'at-risk' group you should have recieved a letter of invitation for your flu vaccine.
If you have not and feel that you should have the vaccine please let us know.
The 'Pneumonia-Vaccine' is also offerred to the same groups of patients.
The practice nurses are specially qualified to give you comprehensive advice regarding the vaccinations, malaria prophylaxis and other health considerations relating to travel abroad. The cost of a number of these vaccines are not covered by the NHS and you will be charged for these. For the same reason prescriptions for anti-malaria drugs are issued as private prescriptions. Some anti-malaria drugs are available over the counter. You need to check with the nurse first to ensure that the drug you are intending to take is appropriate for the area you intend traveling to.
Information about countries and vaccinations required can be found on the links below:
It is important to make the initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travelto allow the vaccines to work.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.