PLEASE NOTE WE ARE A REGISTERED YELLOW FEVER CENTRE
Arranging your vaccinations
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel then please complete a travel questionnaire at least 8 weeks before you travel. The travel questionnaire is available from reception.
For complex travel plans, we request that in addition you provide us with a copy of your itinerary which will help the nurse assess your requirements.
Once you have submitted your questionnaire, please allow three full working days and then call the surgery to confirm whether you need any vaccinations. If you do require a vaccination, reception will be happy to arrange an appointment for you with a nurse. More than one appointment may be required depending on the vaccinations you need.
Please note that due to the high volume of travel questionnaires we receive, we assess the forms and vaccinate patients by travel date, rather than in the order we receive the forms. Therefore, if your travel date is some distance away, the nurse may not have dealt with your form within the three working days as outlined above.
CHARGES: Assessing Travel Questionnaires is a service for which there is an administrative charge of £5 per patient, payable at the time that the completed Travel Questionnaire is returned to the surgery.
This charge is non-refundable, regardless of whether vaccinations are recommended by the nurse or not.
Some travel vaccinations are free of charge, e.g. tetanus, diphtheria, polio, hepatitis A and typhoid. There is a charge for rabies, hepatitis B, yellow fever, meningitis ACWY etc. All malaria tablets, with the exception of chloroquine and paludrine, are available on private prescription only.
Travelling last minute
Please be aware that sometimes we are unable to deal with complicated itineraries if booked at the last minute, due to availability of appointments. We may refer you to a recognised travel clinic:
Springfield Hospital: 01245 234110
Shenfield Travel Clinic: 01245 200169
Bishops Stortford Travel Clinic: 01279 653694
Further information about countries and vaccinations
There is further information about countries and vaccinations advised on the links below:
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)
You may also wish to consider applying for a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). The EHIC allows you to access state-provided healthcare in all European Economic Area countries and Switzerland at a reduced cost or sometimes free of charge. To apply, click here: https://www.ehic.org.uk