HOLIDAY TRAVEL

The Travel Clinic

We offer:

  • A tailored travel health service for travellers
  • Full range of vaccinations – we are a designated yellow fever centre
  • Advice on malaria prophylaxis
  • We sell malaria tablets and prophylactic antibiotics (on prescription), and in addition: mosquito repellents, emergency medical kits, flight socks
  • Email and telephone advice

We are able to arrange most vaccinations required for foreign travel. Please consult the practice sufficiently early.

We need at least six weeks prior to departure is required to allow an appropriate interval between certain vaccinations if needed, and ensure that you are offered appropriate advice. If you have had vaccinations done elsewhere (not at Amherst) please ensure you bring a record of these to ensure 

 

 

Travel Questionnaire

You can save time by completing our holiday travel questionnaire.One form needs to be completed for each patient due to GDPR (condifentiality). We are not able to process multiple family members via one request.

Please click here for the form to be completed and brought with you at your initial appointment.

 

 

Note: Hepatitis A, Hepatitis A+B, Typhoid, Tetanus/diphtheria/polio are free to our NHS patients

 

Adobe Acrobat Document Travel Services - List of Fees

 

Your travel appointment

You will be seen by a nurse who has experience and training in travel medicine and immunisation, and who has access to specialist travel health online resources. 

We will ask for details of your trip: your departure date, destination, length of stay and nature of your trip (i.e., backpacking / volunteering / sightseeing / accommodation etc).  This enables us to give you appropriate advice on vaccinations, malaria prophylaxis, plus any other health interventions and advice.  Please download and complete the information form above and bring it to your appointment.

Ideally we would ask you to book a travel appointment 6 – 8 weeks before you travel, or earlier for complex itineraries or higher risk travel.  This is because some vaccines require a course which can take 1 – 2 months to complete.

However, if you have a last minute trip, or only just got round to thinking about vaccinations for your holiday, IT IS NEVER TOO LATE!   Some vaccinations can be given right up to the date of departure, and most malaria tablets should be started just 1 – 2 days before arrival in the risk area.  Please phone to speak to one of our nurses who will be able to advise you on which vaccinations you need and have time for, and whether or not we can fit you in for an appointment within your time frame.  If we are unable to offer you a last minute appointment we will refer you to a private travel clinic.

Once you have been contacted by one of our Travel Nurses, they will ask you to book a 20 minute appointment per traveller.

 

Other useful websites:

 

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To email a doctor, cancel an appointment, enquire about prescriptions, change your address, send in a travel form or enquire about the Brasted Practice, please click below. Please note: If using a Contact a doctor by email form, you only need use this process once and can use the email address supplied by us from then on.

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