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Comeytrowe Centre, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 4TY

Tel: 01823 259 333

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TRAVEL ADVICE

Foreign travel

We recommend patients attend a Private Travel Clinic to confirm which travel vaccinations are required prior to contacting the surgery.

The surgery is commissioned to offer the following free-of-charge travel vaccinations only:

  • Polio (Given as a combined Diptheria/Tetanus/Polio vaccination)
  • Typhoid
  • Hepatitis A
  • Cholera

All other vaccines should be arranged privately at your own expense. We do not hold or adminster any other travel vaccines.

We have a limited number of appointments available and we require at least six weeks notice prior to departure to carry out mandatory checks required, allow an appropriate interval between vaccinations if needed, and ensure that you are offered appropriate advice.

We regret that we cannot offer travel vaccinations to temporary residents or overseas visitors.

Download the Travel Questionnaire and Information form

 

Making an appointment

1) Phone and make a 30 minute travel appointment with the nurse.

2) Please complete a travel questionaire and bring it with to your travel appointment. Travel questionaires are available at the reception, or to save time you may download and print a copy from the link below:

 

Useful websites (click to visit)

Fit for Travel - a public access website provided by the NHS (Scotland). It gives travel health information for people travelling abroad from the UK

Foreign and Commonwealth Office

NHS Immunisation - the most comprehensive, up-to-date and accurate source of information on vaccines, disease and immunisation in the UK.

 

Private commercial services

Patients requiring travel immunisations at less than six weeks notice are advised to check with the surgery whether a short notice appointment is available but must be prepared to contact one of the organisations currently providing a private commercial service if we cannot meet your requirement in time:

MASTA Travel Clinic
MASTA - Axminster
St. Thomas Court
Axminster
EX13 5AG
Tel: 01297 33022

Nomad Travel Clinic
43 Queens Drive, Clifton Bristol
Avon
Tel: 0117 922 6567

Lisson Grove Medical Centre
3 -5 Lisson Grove, Mutley
Plymouth
Devon PL4 7DL
Tel: 01752 205 556

 

Summary

We normally require six weeks notice for travel immunisations.

If you are unable to give six weeks notice you may wish to check whether we have a short notice cancellation but should be prepared to arrange your immunisations through a private clinic if no appointment is available.

Patients may be required to pay privately for some travel immunisations.