Travel Vaccinations

 

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For all queries regarding travel during the Pandemic please refer to the latest advice found on the UK Government website

The Travel Clinic

We offer:

  • Travel advice 
  • Hepatitis A, Hepatitis A+B, Typhoid, Tetanus/diphtheria/polio are free to our NHS patients. We no longer offer Yellow Fever, Cholera, Rabies or Japanese Encephalitis vaccinations. 
  • Advice on malaria prophylaxis
  • We sell malaria tablets and prophylactic antibiotics (on prescription), and in addition: mosquito repellents, emergency medical kits, flight socks

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

We regret to inform our patients that we have had to temporarily suspend our travel advice and vaccination service from immediate effect.

We apologise for any inconvenience this causes. You will be able to seek travel advice from the NHS website or Fit for Travel website

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’

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

 

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. If we are unable to offer you a last minute appointment we will refer you to a private travel clinic.

 

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