Travel Vaccinations (01702 463333)
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
Please allow at least 6 weeks prior to your departure for your immunisations as some require a course over several weeks and the Clinic does get booked up quite a long way in advance.
Clinics: The clinics are held on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, with some later appointments available but these are always booked very quickly by patients who cannot easily make the afternoon appointments.
Travel Risk Assessment: You will be risk assessed and if fit and well, commence your vaccinations on your initial visit. Please note, some immunisations are only available on a private basis and these include rabies, yellow fever, Japanese b encephalitis and tickborne encephalitis. Antimalarial tablets will be on private prescription only and can then be sourced from any Chemist, for which they will have set charges.
Queensway patients: If you are a patient at Queensway, please contact Reception to book an appointment.
Private patients (non-Queensway patients): If you are not a patient at Queensway Surgery, then please contact us and speak to a travel nurse (Max or Yvonne) if they are available (or leave a message for them). Please be advised that as a Private Patient we are unable to offer any treatment on the NHS and any immunisations you require from us will incur a cost.
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)