Unfortunately due to the complexity of travel vaccinations and the specialist training required, we can no longer provide vaccinations or prescriptions for anti malaria tablets for foreign travel (other than diphtheria, polio and tetanus (combined booster), typhoid, hepatitis A and cholera).
We have produced a handy leaflet that helps explain travel vaccinations Health Travel for patients and would recommend you visit NHS Choices.
The practice nurses may be able to assist by discussing your travel arrangements, but as they are not experts in travel advice, especially for patients whose travel involves complex itineraries. In all cases we would recommend you contact a specialised travel clinic and there are links below.
It is important to make you plan your vaccinations as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel and this will include finding a local Travel Clinic able to assist you.
We cannot recommend specific travel clinics, but to help, below are some of the local clinics that offer travel clinics and your local pharmacy may be able to advise of others. Some charge for this service but others do not.
Superdrug Travel Clinic, Arnison Centre, Durham
Superdrug Travel Clinic, Sunderland
Superdrug Travel Clinic, Newcastle
Masta Travel Health clinic, Newcastle
Masta Travel Health clinic, Bowburn
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)