We have a number of documents that may help you plan your trip abroad. You can access them below
Contents of a Basic Medical Kit
How soon do you need to make an appointment?
Useful Internet Addresses and Contacts
Travel Health Questionnaire
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to complete the Travel Health Questionnaire, which our Travel Nurse will review and then contact you to book an appropriate appointment.
This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required. There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with Travel Health Service MASTA in Plymouth to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.