The practice nurses offer full advice on the vaccinations you may require, protecting your health against diseases prevalent in other countries.
Please arrange an appointment with the nurse and plan to receive your vaccinations at least 6-8 weeks before your departure. Some vaccinations are administered free of charge to NHS patients, others are not and will require payment before the vaccinations are given. Payment should be made by debit/credit card, we do not accept cheques.
Before travelling overseas, 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:
Our travel services offer advice on travel illnesses and a full range of vaccinations. In order for you to prepare for travel, call reception to make an initial travel consultation. Please download and complete our Travel Form and return to the surgery before your appointment.
If you are travelling abroad you will need to start thinking about your travel vaccinations 4-6 weeks before you're due to leave as some vaccinations can take time to become effective.
Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre
To support our travel immunisation service, The Finchampstead Surgery is an authorised ‘Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre’. This means we are able to administer yellow fever vaccinations, however these are on a private basis for which there is a charge.
For more information please visit the websites below:
Travel Advice - Department of Health
Travel Illnesses and Vaccinations - NHS Choices
Videos from NHS Choices:
A simple guide to health precautions when travelling abroad, including vaccinations, taking condoms and a first aid kit, and being careful about drinking water.
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