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Travelling Abroad

Consultations for travel advice and vaccinations are by appointment only. Our nurses will advise you on the relevant precautions for your destination, administer any necessary vaccinations for the country you are going to and organise your anti-malarial prescription, if appropriate.

We provide a wide range of vaccinations, some of which are at no cost. However, some vaccines such as Yellow Fever, Rabies, Meningitis ACWY and Hepatitis B do carry a charge and may require more than one vaccination.

In order for the vaccine to be effective, we advise that you start your travel consultations at least 6 weeks before departure.

Yellow Fever

Lane End Medical Group is a registered Yellow Fever Centre authorised to administer Yellow Fever vaccination to anyone who requires it, whether they are a patient registered with the practice or not.

Please complete the questionnaire below (accessed from the link) and bring it with you to the surgery.

Travel Questionnaire

Important Tips:

  • Start vaccination 6-8 weeks before travel.
  • You need to know the name of all the places you are going to, duration in each place and the names and dates of vaccines you have received in the past.
  • You may need to attend more than one appointment e.g Hepatitis B and Rabies are both courses of 3 vaccines given over 28 days.
  • If you are on warfarin you may need to make sure your clotting time is stable before travelling.
  • Be prepared - some vaccines carry a cost  - see our price list.  We accept cash and cheques only for members of the practice.  For people not registered with us, cash only.
  • If you are pregnant, avoid travelling. You may not be able to have some of the vaccines and will not be able to have some of the anti-malarial medication recommended.
  • If you are on anti-epileptic medication such as Phenytoin you may not be able to take Chloroquine for malaria and an alternative may need to be discussed with the nurse.

There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below

Europe Europe & Russia North America North America
Central America Central America South America South America
Caribbean Caribbean Africa Africa
Middle East Middle East Central Asia Central Asia
East Asia East Asia Australasia Australasia and Pacific

 

It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible  - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations.  These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine.  Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work. 

For patients wishing to go on Hajj, please click on the following link: Saudi Arabia

 
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