If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
Malarial prophylaxis is not available on a NHS prescription - There is a charge to the patient when picking up this prescription of £15.00. This is a usual charge for a private prescription.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
Due to ongoing pressures on NHS services, there are fewer appointments available for travel advice.
We will endeavour to provide you with initial travel advice and free NHS vaccinations. If you require more advanced vaccination you will need to arrange this with an alternative provider.
A local provider of this service is:
Boots Pharmacy, 12-13 Cornhill, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1BQ
Tel - 01305 264340
Alternatively you can search online for travel advice.
We would recommend you arrange a travel advice appointment eight weeks before you travel. We may not be able to accomodate requests at shorter notice and you may be directed to an alternative service on these occasions.
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)