Travelling abroad needs to be planned well in advance. Most vaccines need some time to become effective to protect you from disease. Start preparing for your trip at least six weeks before you go. Read the latest health advice for the country you're travelling to on the Fit for Travel website, and check the travel safety updates with the Foreign & Commonwealth Office.
You may need travel vaccines or, if diseases such as malaria are a risk, you may need to start protecting yourself well in advance.
You can book an appointment to see a nurse to discuss your travel vaccine needs. Each member of your family will need a separate appointment. Because the nurse will need to check the latest recommended travel advice for the specific country or countries you are visiting this may take some time.
Please note that many travel vaccines are not provided by the NHS and there is a charge for them. Malaria prevention medication is also not provided by the NHS and you will have to pay for both the prescription from the surgery and also for the medicine from the pharmacist.
Please note that Yellow Fever vaccination is a specialist service (not available on the NHS) and is not currently available at Boundary Court Surgery.
Travel vaccines are also available locally (privately) from Nomad Travel, 3-4 Wellington Terrace, Turnpike Lane, N8 0PX. Tel: 020 8889 7014 or visit www.nomadtravel.co.uk