However, we do so for the benefit of our patients BUT this means that we may not always be able to help you if you are travelling last minute. In this circumstance, you would need to obtain your vaccinations privately and pay a fee. You can find a private clinic in the Solihull and Birmingham area by visiting 111.masta.com, or telephoning 03301004128
General Travel Advice
fitfortravel is a public access website provided by the NHS (Scotland). It gives
travel health information for people travelling abroad from the UK - you can access this website herehttp://www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/home.aspx
Going travelling – home or abroad? Then we can help.
Our nurses offer telephone travel appointments, so if you think you might need immunisations, please book one of these appointment at least 6 weeks in advance. Some vaccinations cannot be given at the same time and some take a while before they give you full protection. However, even if you are traveling at short notice, please still book a telephone advice appointment as we will need time to obtain your medical records for your consultation.
If it is decided that you do need further immunisation, then the nurse will book an appointment for you to come into the surgery. Before you attend, you will need to print off and complete a travel questionnaire by clicking on this link. If you are taking children with you, you should check that they have had their full course of childhood immunizations.
If you need anti malaria medication, your practice nurse will be able to advise you.
We have a travel safety leaflet for you to look at for further information.
If you need to take medication whilst you are away, make sure you have ordered this from us before you go. Please note that we can only give a maximum three month supply.
Due to changes in the way that the NHS cover our nurses, we are no longer able to provide you with private travel vaccinations which include
- hepatitis B
- Japanese encephalitis
- meningitis vaccines includes MENACWY usually required for pilgrimages, not can we issue a certificate
- tick-borne encephalitis
- tuberculosis (TB)
- yellow fever
This is often the very last items on a traveler’s checklist, yet it is perhaps the most important of all. Cover should be arranged at the time you book your holiday
European Health Insurance Card
The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) allows you to access state-provided healthcare in all European Economic Area (EEA) countries and Switzerland at a reduced cost or sometimes free of charge. Applying for the card is free. However, other, unofficial, websites may charge you if you apply through them.
Click the link below for more details