Unfortunately we are no longer able to provide a comprehensive travel service. This is a non-NHS service and due to demands on our practice nurse team we are unable to provide this. We will continue to provide the following travel vaccinations which are available on the NHS.
- Tetanus, Diphtheria and Polio booster
- Hepatitis A
It is important when travelling abroad that you have the appropriate travel advice, vaccinations and anti-malarial medication. You can get information from a number of websites but we would recommend you try the website ‘Fit For Travel’ (www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk), We recommend reading the sections on ‘Advice’ covering all health and safety advice and ‘Destinations’ to search for the latest information on the recommended vaccinations for the country you are visiting or Travelpro Uk (https://travelhealthpro.org.uk/countries).
Please book an appointment with the practice nurse to have your NHS vaccinations at least 6 to 8 weeks in advance of your holiday booking. If you need vaccinations not available under the NHS, you will need to make contact with a private travel clinic who will advise you for the fees involved. If you are unable to get an NHS appointment for your travel vaccinations due to lack of availability before your travel date, private travel clinics will provide these vaccinations but you will be charged a fee for these. It is quite acceptable to have your NHS vaccinations at the surgery and then pay for the additional non-NHS vaccinations required at a private travel clinic. Details of private travel clinics are listed below - this listing does not constitute a recommendation.
If you are unsure what vaccinations you have already received, we will be happy to supply you with a print out free of charge but you will have to attend the surgery to obtain this. We do not email information from patient records. Details of your immunisations may also be viewed online by registering for online access. Please speak to our reception team about this.
If you have no home internet access, you may be able to use computers in the local libraries.
Local Private Travel Clinics
Winchester Travel Health LLP,
1 Stockbridge Road,
Tel: 01962 856646
Fax: 01962 843804
Southampton Travel Health Clinic Ltd
79 Bedford Place
Tel: 023 8063 1922
Other useful websites include:
NHS choices (www.nhs.uk) MASTA: (www.masta-travel-health.com)
Information on travel vaccinations can also be obtained from NHS choices website or a quick overview of the recommended vaccinations can be seen by clicking on the links below.
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)