The practice runs travel immunisation clinics at the Moorswalk surgery. The practice uses a direct computer link to a national travel advice centre. We are able to prepare for you a personalised schedule of immunisations depending on your itinerary. This also provides advice about general health and safety during your travels. Please contact the surgery to make an appointment.
Substantial protection can be provided against malaria, tetanus, polio, TB, typhoid, some forms of hepatitis, yellow fever and rabies. Most malaria tablets can be brought over the counter at a chemist. There has been no need to have smallpox vaccinations for a number of years.
Cholera immunisation gives inadequate protection and is rarely indicated as it may have unpleasant side effects. A few countries however insist on it as a condition of entry in which case it is better to have it in England rather than in an unknown border post.
Some occupational groups such as doctors, nurses, police and prison officers should be immunised against hepatitis B. For further details please discuss with the practice nurse.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below: