Please Note: We are not obliged to offer a travel immunisation service.
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 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 below.
Important information to read before going travelling regarding taking prescription medication with you and what we can and cant prescribe can be found here.
Telephone Travel Appointments
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 appointments 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 immunisations.
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, nor can we issue a certificate
- tick-borne encephalitis
- tuberculosis (TB)
- yellow fever
This is often the very last item on a traveller’s checklist, yet it is perhaps the most important of all. Cover should be arranged at the time you book your holiday
Global Health Insurance Card
A UK Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) gives you the right to access state-provided healthcare during a temporary stay in the European Union (EU). Applying for the card is free. However, other, unofficial, websites may charge you if you apply through them.
Pre-travel Risk Assessment Form
This form is to be completed by the traveller prior to vaccination appointment, one will be needed for each family member
the following vaccines should not be prescribed on the NHS exclusively for the purposes of travel (in England):
- Hepatitis B
- Japanese Encephalitis
- Meningitis ACWY
- Yellow Fever
- Tick-borne encephalitis
These vaccines should continue to be recommended for travel but the individual traveller will need to bear the cost of the vaccination