Immunisations for foreign travel

If you require health advice regarding travel.

November 2018
We are temporarily unable to provide a travel vaccination service due to Practice Nursing changes in April and October, which saw the retirement of our Practice Nurse and recruitment of the new Practice Nursing team.  Travel vaccination training is being sourced for the Practice Nurse and we will update the website to show when the practice can start providing this service again.

Some vaccines are available on the NHS and if you are travelling abroad you will need to start thinking about vaccinations at least 4 to 6 weeks before you are due to travel. There are some destinations with requirements for multiple vaccinations so you may need to seek advice 2 to 3 months prior to travel to ensure you can complete the vaccinations in time. 

Up to date travel information

Before travelling abroad, it is important to be aware of the possible health risks and how to prevent problems, or minimise the chances of them occurring. Most importantly you should know:

Whether there are any specific health risks in the country you are travelling to for  which you need to take precautions, for example, malaria

How to avoid becoming ill when you are abroad

What to do if you do become ill when you are abroad

How to get emergency medical treatment when you are abroad

Below are the links to some external websites which will advise you which vaccinations are mandatory, which are strongly recommended and which ones you may wish to consider. The websites will also advise you on malaria areas

www.nhs.uk
www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk
www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice
www.masta-travel-health.com/

Travel vaccination clinics

Whitworths – Gateshead, Wrekenton Row
7 Wrekenton Row
Gateshead
Tyne & Wear
NE9 7JD
Tel: 0203 793 4434
http://www.whitworthchemists.co.uk

MASTA – Newcastle Travel Clinic
Newcastle Medical Centre (within Boots the Chemist)
Hotspur Way, Eldon Square
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Tyne & Wear
NE1 7XR  Tel: 0330 100 4272
https://www.masta-travel-health.com/

 

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