There is currently an outbreak of measles ongoing in EUROPE.
If you are travelling to a destination(s) within Europe and have NOT had two doses of MMR vaccine whatever your age, please seek advice from your Practice Nurse. There is further information on the link below:
We have a problem obtaining travel vaccines from our drug companies,
however some private travel vaccination clinics do seem to have vaccines available –
therefore we advise patients that if they require travel vaccine they should contact these companies.
We will inform patients via our website when stocks are available from us again.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need 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.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
It is important to make this 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 travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Some travel vaccines are 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.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.
Travelling with Medication
It is the patient’s responsibility to establish the rules for their destination, airline and any country they are travelling through. These may all be different!
Patients need to remember prescribed AND over-the-counter medications. (In some areas, common over-the-counter medications such as nasal decongestant inhalers (VICKS to you and I) and cough
linctus are banned.)
Patients should do this well in advance:
Local regulations (e.g. in Turkey, China and Singapore) may require them to get a licence for carriage of ANY personal medication.
They may need a doctor’s letter and to get this translated by an authorised body for any medication to be carried.
Even travelling within Europe may require some care if your patient is using controlled drugs:
Government advice is that a patient must be able to prove controlled medication belongs to them to travel into or out of the UK.
This requires a letter outlining use and countersigned by ‘the person who prescribed the drugs’.
If carrying more than 3 months’ supply, they will also need a Home Office licence: