If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
It is important to make the 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 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 ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
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
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