If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel, you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse. It is important to make this appointment as early as possible - no less than 2 weeks before you travel.
The practice nurse is not able to offer travel advice.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below:
Vaccinations available from the NHS:
- diphtheria, polio and tetanus (combined booster)
- hepatitis A - including when combined with typhoid or hepatitis B
Private travel vaccinations
You will have to attend a travel clinic and pay for vaccinations against:
- hepatitis B when not combined with hepatitis A
- Japanese encephalitis and tick-bourne encephalitis
- meningitis C and other meningitis vaccines
- tuberculosis (TB)
- yellow fever
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe, the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.
Other worldwide travel
Some countries require you to have an International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis (ICVP) before you enter. For example, Saudi Arabia requires proof of vaccination against certain types of meningitis for visitors arriving for the Hajj and Umrah pilgrimages.
Many tropical countries in Africa and South America will not accept travellers from an area where there is documented yellow fever unless they can prove that they've been vaccinated against it.