Thinking about travelling abroad? We highly recommend the NHS Fit For Travel website for up to date information on risks and recommended vaccinations.
The Practice Nurse team offers advice and vaccinations for foreign travel. This is strictly on an appointment-only basis. Where possible we recommend that you plan ahead and seek advice at least one month before travel (two months if taking a prolonged trip or visiting many countries e.g. gap year). The reason for this is that most vaccines take seven to ten days to be fully effective and you may need more than one visit to the surgery to complete your course of injections.
We are unable to provide the following:
Emergency appointments squeezed in when we are fully booked
Vaccinations when date of departure is less than 48 hours away
We offer a variety of different appointment times throughout the week as late as 7.30pm some nights, but if we cannot meet your needs the nearest private travel clinic is in Newcastle and they do offer Saturday mornings (University Medical Centre, Claremont Road. Tel 0191 2303721).
Many of the routine vaccines are readily available and free of charge at the surgery. We can also give advice on avoiding malaria and arrange prescriptions for anti-malarials if required. Where a vaccine or prescription does incur a charge you will be informed of this during the consultation.
We cannot provide the following vaccines here:
In order to access the travel clinic all you need to do is make a 20 minute appointment with one of the Practice Nurses and complete a travel assessment form which can be downloaded below or we have paper copies at reception.