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.
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
In order for us to offer the appropriate advice, a travel questionnaire is required to be completed and returned to the practice before we are able to book your appointment we must have received your completed two to three working days before your appointment. Please download and print out the travel questionnaire below, and send it back to the surgery.
Pre Travel Questionnaire
You can also download our practice leaflet below on travel vaccination guidelines and services.
If you require the yellow fever injection as part of your vaccinations, unfortunately we are unable to adminsiter the vaccine at the practice but there are a number of alternative yellow fever centres who will be able to provide this for you, please see below;The Westgate Practice The Langton Practice Masta Travel ClinicGreenhill Health Centre Grange Medical Centre Handsworth Wood Med CentreChurch Street Eastern Avenue 110-112 Church LaneLichfield Lichfield BirminghamStaffs Staffs B20 2ESWS13 6JL WS13 7FATEL: 01543 416633 TEL: 01543 440819 TEL: 0330 100 4128
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required 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)