Travel Health & Immunisations

We are pleased to offer our registered patients a travel health service. Our nurses use up-to-date information to advise you on your health needs related to destinations around the world. They can administer NHS Approved vaccinations.

Many people are taking long-haul holidays requiring complicated courses of vaccines. Children also need to be vaccinated for travel abroad. Some travel vaccinations are free on the NHS. To assist you in these requirements please see additional travel health information below.


Booking your Appointment with the Nurse

  • Travel Appointment:
    To book your Travel Vaccinations Appointment please contact the surgery on 0161-794-1604 to book a 30 minute slot with one of our Practice Nurses to have this done.
  • Allow Plenty of Time:
    Patients are advised to allow plenty of time for vaccinations (at least two or three months) especially if traveling to an out-of-the-way place where they'll be living or working among local people. Some courses of vaccine such as rabies or Hepatitis B need to be given over several weeks. Some of there vaccines would need to be given by a Private Travel Clinic at patients own expense.
  • Private Travel Clinic
    If we do not have at least 6 Weeks notice of your planned travel and there are no appointments, we may not be able to see you and therefore you would need to go to a Private Travel Clinic and pay.

Prescriptions

If you require a prescription for vaccinations this will be ready to collect 2 working days following your appointment.

Holiday Health

It is always a wise precaution to pack some essential items in case of illness on holiday. Do choose medicines according to your needs and the country you are intending to visit. lf you take prescription medicines regularly remember to pack them too.

You may want to consider packing the following:

  • Paracetamol Travel Sickness tablets Plasters and a small crepe bandage
  • Rehydration solutions such as Dioralyte, Anti-diarrhoeal e.g. lmodium
  • High factor sunscreen
  • Anti-material tablets, Water purification tablets, Insect repellent
  • Condoms / other contraceptives
  • Sunhats for yourself and children

Mosquito Bite Avoidance for Travellers

In many tropical countries, mosquitoes can spread diseases such as dengue, chikungunya, West Nile, malaria, yellow fever and Zika. Here are five simple rules you should follow to reduce your risk of infections spread by mosquitoes.

Download this Information Leaflet for further Information.

Yellow Fever Vaccinations

The Practice no longer offers Yellow Fever vaccinations.

Travel Vaccination Charges

We offer the travel health service free of charge, but unfortunately the NHS does not cover the cost of all the treatments you may need. Therefore, for some services you may need to pay.

Malaria Tablets are NOT provided on the NHS and sometimes can be bought over-the-counter or may require a private prescription. The nurse can advise regarding this or you could discuss with your pharmacist. REMEMBER some tablets have to be started at least one week before you travel and you need continue to take them when you return to the UK for the advised length of time.

A list of these charges is held at reception.