Prior to making any appointment with the Practice Nurse for travel immunisation or advice we ask you to complete a holiday questionnaire giving us details of your holiday destination and plans. (Please complete the form and then allow one week before ringing to make an appointment - if one is needed.) This form needs to be completed 8 weeks or so prior to your date of departure to allow any vaccines, you may need, time to give you full immunity to the disease. The information required will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required. It is practice policy that routine travel advice and immunisations (usually Hepatitis A and Typhoid) which are available on the NHS are available at the Surgery. Please be aware that you may need to attend a private travel clinic for any vaccines that are not available on the NHS or for any travel involving complex itineraries as these are not provided at Eagle House Surgery. Completing the holiday questionnaire is particularly important for those needing Malaria prophylaxis as requirements depend on precise areas of travel. Some Malaria prophylaxis can be purchased from the pharmacist but if a prescriptions is needed the Doctor has to provide a private prescription.
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 may have to be ordered. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form and return it to the surgery at least one week before making an appointment to see the nurse. Alternatively you can call the surgery to arrange for a Travel Questionnaire to be made available for collection from the surgery.
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)