TRAVEL HEALTH ADVICE
If you are travelling abroad on holiday or for work it is important to check whether you require or are advised to have certain immunisations or take anti-malaria medication. Your travel company may give you a general idea of the immunisations or malaria protection you require.
For a more specific, detailed look at your requirements please go to: www.fitfortravel.scot.nhs.uk
- Don’t forget that if you are visiting more than one area/country there may be different requirements
- Please use the checklist (checklist at the bottom of the page) in conjunction with the advice from the website above to be sure of your requirements
- Please allow at least 8 weeks before travel to complete the course of immunisations
Here at Castle Donington Surgery we are able to provide;
- Up-to-date copies of immunisation records, therefore reducing the need for repeat immunisations;
- Immunisations which are available on the NHS. These are:-
Hepatitis A - 1st and 2nd doses
Typhoid – 1st and all booster doses
Combined Hepatitis A and Typhoid – first dose (2nd dose is Hepatitis A alone)
Tetanus, Diphtheria and Polio if course not already completed
- Prescriptions for appropriate anti-malaria medicine – this will be on a private prescription (this means you will have to pay for the entire cost of the medicine) as the NHS does not provide anti-malaria medication
If you require travel immunisations, please make a 20 minute appointment with the practice nurse as early as you possibly can, as appointments with the nurse are not always easily available.
Anti-malaria medication, if required, will be discussed at the travel consultation.
If there is less than 4 weeks before travel, you will need to attend a private travel clinic taking a printout from the surgery of your previous vaccinations. Please ask at reception for this.
Please note that if you do not attend an arranged nurse appointment you may not be able to book another.
We are unable to provide the following immunisations as they are not available on the NHS
Japanese B encephalitis
Tick borne encephalitis
Single agent Hepatitis B
Meningitis ACWY (if for travel alone)
Anti-Malaria (as above – on private prescription only)**
If you require these you will have to go to a private clinic and pay for them.
Private clinics are provided by the following travel services locally:
www.masta-travel-health.com Masta Travel Phone Number: 0330 100 4200
If you are unable to get to the surgery in time, most of the travel clinics will be able to provide immunisations normally available on the NHS for a fee.
** Most chemists will provide some anti- malaria medicines without a doctor's prescription privately. (You will have to pay the full cost for these.)