Travel Vaccinations

Travel Requirements

Please be aware that we cannot provide any information about travel requirements when traveling abroad.

We cannot provide any tests, proof of vaccination status, or letters as proof. These aren’t the official documents needed so won’t be accepted.

The government website gives you all the information you need as to how to obtain what is required. Please refer to the government’s official website as this has the most up to date information www.gov.uk


If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to allow at least 6 weeks before you travel, collect the form from reception and return as quickly as possible to us. At this point we will make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. The nurse will then review your vaccination needs before your appointment.

It is important to make the initial appointment as early as possible, as a second appointment may be required. These vaccines may have to be ordered if 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.

Some travel vaccines are private, so you will have to go to a private travel clinic for these. Please see details below.

All antimalarial tablets are not available on a NHS prescription

Travel Health Questionnaire

To help us offer the appropriate advice please print out and complete the Travel Questionnaire and return it to the practice nurse before your appointment if possible.

Click for travel questionnaire

Useful Websites

Fit for Travel www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk

Department for Health www.dh.gov.uk

Malaria Hotspots www.malariahotspots.co.uk

Checklist for Travellers www.fco.gov.uk/en/travel-and-living-abroad

National Travel Health Network www.nathnac.org

World Health Organisation www.who.int/en

For complicated travel and backpackers health briefs www.masta-travel-health.com

Yellow Fever Centres

Healthcare Centre (Deepdale) Tel: 01772 655599

St Fillans Tel: 01772 745427

UCL Tel: 01772 892598

Park View Blackpool Road Tel: 01772 258474

Longton Health Centre Tel: 0844 4773530

For Private Travel Clinics available locally contact:

Library House Surgery, Chorley Tel: 01257 262081

Boots the Chemist Tel: 01772 254517 Register on MASTA website first

Please Note: Fees payable at these clinics

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