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
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 download the Travel Checklist form (Word document), complete and bring with you at your initial appointment.
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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. If we are unable to offer you a last minute appointment we will refer you to a private travel clinic.
Cancel an appointment, enquire about prescriptions, change your address, send in a travel form, make a general enquiry, or advise of your next of kin.
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