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Travel Advice

Patients travelling abroad who feel they may need vaccinations or other medication, are asked to complete a travel questionnaire available at reception. 

8 weeks notice must be given prior to your trip. This should then be returned to reception. At that point the practice nurse will look at your form and email you if further discussion with one of the practice nurses would be helpful and whether specific vaccinations are recommended for the proposed itinerary. 

Please be aware that we ONLY OFFER NHS VACCINATIONS for travel.

These include;

-Polio (given as a combined diphtheria/ tetanus/polio/

-Typhoid

-Hepatitis A

-Cholera

-MMR (measles)

 

You may require/want non NHS vaccinations, i.e. Meningitis ACWY, Japanese Encephalitis, Rabies, Hepatitis B, Tick Bourne Encephalitis, Yellow Fever. The non NHS vaccinations are available from the Private Travel Health Clinics. Yellow fever vaccines are only available from designated centres.

The Nurse will discuss this in your appointment (if required) and we will give you a print out of all your previous vaccinations and any you receive at your appointment to take with you to the private clinic.

Please see below the available clinics;

 

Boots Chesterfield

35-37 Low Pavements

Chesterfield

S41 1PB

01246 203591

Manor Pharmacy

99 St Peters Street

Derby

DE1 2AB

01332 347926

Travel Doc

Sheffield           0114 358 3930

Derby               01332 332530

Nottingham       0115 947 5498

Some countries, i.e. Cambodia also require you to take anti-malarials, these are available as a tablet.

Some diseases have no vaccination/tablet cover so be aware, for example, of Dengue Fever, Zika, schistosomiasis and Chikungunya.

Good sources of information is www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk and https://nathnac.net/

It may not be possible to immunise you if you are going away ‘last minute’ or a ‘late booking’ holiday. Such events are not critical emergencies and you should obtain immunisation advice by contacting either BA Travel on 0845 600 2236 or MASTA on 01159475498. Travel information can also be found on the following websites.

It is your responsibility to insure yourself for any medical emergency/repatriation should you become ill whilst abroad. Your insurance is invalid if you do not declare any health problems, for example, Diabetes, prior to completing your insurance application.


Travelling in Europe

If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.

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