Travel Care

Updated on 19th February 2019 at 11:00 am

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Available at both Humshaugh and Wark Surgery

(By Appointment.)

We can provide up to date advice on travel and vaccination requirements.  Some vaccinations are mandatory for travel to certain countries.

Some vaccines require more than one dose so where possible please contact the Surgery 6 to 8 weeks prior to travel.

Last minute travellers should still seek advice, vaccines given late are better than no protection.

Please request a travel vaccination form at the Surgery or you can print the document below.

You will need to make a half hour appointment with one of our Practice Nurses to have any necessary vaccines.

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(please return this form to us as soon as possible)

Please ensure you make an appointment for travel vaccines well in advance of travel dates.

Details of travel itinerary will help us provide you with the advice and protection you need whilst abroad.

Individual advice and information will be prepared by the Nurse for your journey.

Please note: GPs do not sign passport applications.

Useful Web sites for travellers

 

http://www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/

http://www.nhs.uk/Planners/vaccinations/Pages/Travelvaccines.aspx

http://www.vaccineinformation.org/

 

Malaria

Malaria is a serious disease that is transmitted by mosquito bites.  It can occur in many tropical destinations.  There is no vaccination available, so prevention consists of a combination of preventative medication.  Anti-malarial medication is provided by the Surgery on a private prescription. Please ask at reception for current charges.