TRAVEL ADVICE

The practice nurses will give advice on foreign travel and any other immunisations required.

A minimum of six weeks’ notice is required.  If you are unable to give this, you may wish to check whether we have an available appointment.  If the nurses are fully booked you should be prepared to arrange your immunisation through a private travel clinic.

Not all travel vaccinations are available from the surgery at no cost; some drugs such as for malaria prophylaxis have to be purchased by the patient from a pharmacist (some on a private prescription – private prescriptions are charged at £10).

For Yellow Fever vaccination, which will incur a charge, the following are able to help:

The Park Medical Practice Shepton Mallet: 01749 334383

Victoria Gate Surgery Taunton: 01823 275656

Travellers who require Hepatitis B vaccine (which is a course of 3 vaccinations) will incur a charge for each vaccination which is to be paid at the time of each appointment.  Please ask reception for the current charge when you book your appointment.

 

Useful travel websites

click here to access the Fit for Travel website (opens new window) – a public access website provided by the NHS (Scotland).  It gives travel health information for people travelling abroad from the UK

click here to view the Foreign and Commonwealth Office website (opens new window)

Travel Form: You can save time by downloading and completing the holiday vaccination questionnaire.  Bring or post to the surgery and book a 20 minute travel appointment (per patient) with one of our practice nurses.

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