From 1 February 2017 travel vaccination services will no longer be available at Rillwood Medical Centre.
However, the following information is offered to our patients as a guide to help determine what (if any), travel vaccinations are required for the areas that they intend to visit when travelling.
Travel Health Questionnaire
Travel Questionnaire to be completed Click here to download
Which jabs do I need?
You can find out which vaccinations are necessary or recommended for the areas you'll be visiting on these two websites:
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel most pharmacies that provide this service suggest that you contact them six to eight weeks prior to date of travel to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include identifying which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
If you're only travelling to countries in northern and central Europe, North America or Australia, you're unlikely to need any vaccinations.
People with immune deficiencies
For some people travelling overseas, vaccination against certain diseases may not be advised. This may be the case if:
- you have a condition that affects your body's immune system, such as HIV or AIDS
- you're receiving treatment that affects your immune system, such as chemotherapy
- you've recently had a bone marrow or organ transplant
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
Travel vaccines are not standard stock items and will usually have to be ordered as required (not less than 6 weeks before your intended date of travel). A second appointment will also be necessary and 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 and have to be paid for on a private basis.
Private travel vaccinations
You're likely to have to pay for travel vaccinations against:
Yellow fever vaccines are only available from designated centres. Danes Camp Medical Centre is a registered yellow fever centre. Please ask the receptionists for details of charges.
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.