We offer a limited range of travel vaccines at Lyngford Park Surgery. We can provide some NHS vaccines if needed, including Hepatitis A, tetanus, diphtheria, polio and typhoid vaccine. We do not offer private vaccines such as Rabies, Japanese Encephalitis or prescriptions for anti-malarial tablets. You will need to access these from a private travel clinic .
You can find information on what is recommended for your holiday at Fit For Travel
Select the destinations tab and search for your destination then scroll down to the immunisations section. It is worth knowing that most travel related illnesses are NOT vaccine preventable, for example dengue fever or traveller’s diarrhoea. There is plenty of advice on the website to help with this such as insect bite avoidance and food and water hygiene.
If you wish to book an appointment for travel vaccinations please fill out a form by clicking below or printing the paper version or asking reception for one, and book an appointment at least 6 weeks before you travel.
Prior to travelling please allow as much time as possible to arrange your appointment for the Travel Clinic (preferably at least 6 weeks or more), which will be with the Practice Nurse. The Nurse will require to know 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, 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.
You will need to complete a Travel Risk Assessment Form before your appointment with the practice nurse. Please contact our reception team on 01823 333355 for this form. The completed form must be given to the surgery prior to your travel clinic appointment.
Healthy Travel Leaflet
You may find the following leaflet helpful when making your travel arrangements.
Advice on Malaria will be given.
Please download and print our useful guide below about Mosquito advice.
Immunisation against infectious Hepatitis (Hepatitis A) is available free of charge on the NHS in connection with travel abroad. However Hepatitis B is not routinely available free of charge and therefore you may be charged for this vaccination when requested in connection with travel abroad.
Private Travel Clinics
If you are unable to wait for our next available travel advice appointment, as advised by the reception staff, then you can attend any Private Travel Clinic—charges will apply at these clinics.
Excess quantities of regular repeat prescriptions
Under NHS legislation, the NHS ceases to have responsibility for people when they leave the United Kingdom. However, to ensure good patient care the following guidance is offered. People travelling to Europe should be advised to apply for a Global Health Insurance Card.
Medication required for a pre-existing condition should be provided in sufficient quantity to cover the journey and to allow the patient to obtain medical attention abroad. If the patient is returning within the timescale of their usual prescription, then this should be issued (the maximum duration of a prescription is recommended by the Care Trust to be two months, although it is recognised that prescription quantities are sometimes greater than this). Patients are entitled to carry prescribed medicines, even if originally classed as controlled drugs, for example, morphine sulphate tablets.
For longer visits abroad, the patient should be advised to register with a local doctor for continuing medication (this may need to be paid for by the patient).
General practitioners are not responsible for prescriptions of items required for conditions which may arise while travelling, for example travel sickness or diarrhoea. Patients should be advised to purchase these items from community pharmacies prior to travel.