If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to complete a travel questionnaire as soon as possible.
Once you have submitted this form to us, we will call you 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.
The initial appointment should be at least 6 weeks before you travel but appointments can only be made accordingly to nurse availability. A second appointment may be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. Some vaccines have to be ordered as they are not stocked in the surgery. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Please note: asking you to complete a travel questionnaire does not guarantee that we will be able to provide the required vaccines. If there are vaccines that the practice nurse suggests you need but we are unable to provide them, you may visit an alternative clinic to have these vaccinations but there will be a fee for this. Your nearest clinic for travel vaccinations is: The Thorndike Medical Centre, Rochester. You will need to complete their online travel questionnaire as the same procedure as our practice. You can do this by visiting www.thorndike.nhs.uk
Charges vary depending on what vaccines are required. Please call the Thorndike Medical Centre on 01634 817217 for more information.
If we are able to provide required vaccines, they may have to be ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
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: ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (EXTERNAL PDF LINK) (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)
Please state whether you have had the following immunisations, along with the date given.
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