TRAVEL IMMUNISATION PROCESS
Make sure you plan your travel vaccinations well in advance; you will generally need to start receiving immunisations at least 8 weeks before you depart.
We are no longer a registered Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre.
HOW TO PLAN YOUR TRAVEL IMMUNISATIONS
STEP 1 – OBTAIN FIT FOR TRAVEL INFORMATION
To obtain any travel related vaccinations from South Milford Surgery you must obtain fit for travel information . It will advise you about: recommended vaccinations, give alerts and warnings for each country including any disease outbreaks, and provide tailored travel advice for your trip. Click on the following link then on browse country information. Select the appropriate country and print out the sections. http://www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/home.aspx
STEP 2 – DECIDE ON YOUR VACCINES
Your fit for travel information will tell you which vaccinations are mandatory, which ones are strongly recommended, and which ones you may wish to consider. It is up to you to decide which vaccinations you would like to have
STEP 3 – PLAN YOUR VACCINATION SCHEDULE
3A – FREE NHS VACCINATIONS
Diphtheria, Tetanus, Polio, Typhoid, Hepatitis A and Cholera can all be obtained free of charge from your GP surgery. If you are a registered patient of South Milford Surgery and wish to book an appointment for any of these vaccines see step 5
3B – PRIVATE VACCINATIONS
All other vaccinations on your fit for travel information are treated as private for travel purposes. . If your fit for travel information recommends other vaccinations that we do not provide, you can obtain them from private providers such as:
MASTA – Tel: 0330 100 4207 to book an appointment
– Leeds, Moorfield Road, Yeadon, Leeds LS19 7BN
– Boots York, 43 Coney Street, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 9QR.
– York Travel Clinic, Priory Medical Centre, Cornlands Road, York, YO24 3WX.
City Doc at Superdrug - 31-35 Merrion Centre, Leeds LS2 8NG. Tel: 0845 0260 830
Leed s Travel Health and Immunisation Service at Meanwood Health Centre
– 548 Meanwood Road, Leeds LS6 4JN. Tel: 0113 843 3375
STEP 4 – ANTIMALARIAL MEDICINES
Decide whether you need to take antimalarial medicine. Your fit for travel information will tell you what type of antimalarial medicine you need. If you are recommended to take Doxycycline, Malarone or Mefloquine these are only available from a private travel clinic (as detailed in Step 3B), private website https://knowmalaria.com/ or by getting a private prescription from a GP. If you are a registered patient of South Milford Surgery and want to book an appointment for a private prescription, see Step 5C
STEP 5 – BOOKING APPOINTMENTS FOR TRAVEL VACCINES AND ANTIMALARIALS AT SOUTH MILFORD SURGERY (REGISTERED PATIENTS ONLY )
5A – FIT FOR TRAVEL information You must have a fit for travel information in your possession in order for us to give you travel vaccinations or an antimalarial private prescription and you must bring it with you to the appointment
5B – APPOINTMENTS FOR FREE NHS TRAVEL VACCINES
If you require vaccination with: Diphtheria, Tetanus, Polio, Typhoid, Hepatitis A or Cholera, book a 10-minute travel immunisation appointment with a nurse. Bring the fit for travel information with you to the appointment - if you don't bring it we will not see you, and you will have to book another appointment to attend with the fit for travel information
5C – APPOINTMENTS FOR PRESCRIPTION ONLY ANTIMALARIAL MEDICINES
View our Malaria Prophylaxis page which contains prices and sources for all antimalarial medicines. You can get prescription only antimalarial medicines from a private travel clinic (as listed in Step 3B), which may be the best option if you are attending there anyway for private vaccinations or the know malaria website https://knowmalaria.com/. Over the counter anti-malarial medicines can be obtained from pharmacies and usually private travel clinics. If you want us to give you a private prescription for Doxycycline, Malarone or Mefloquine, make a 10-minute appointment with a doctor at South Milford Surgery. Bring the fit for travel information with you to the appointment - if you don't bring it we will not be able to see you, and you will have to book another appointment to attend with the fit for travel information
5D – APPOINTMENTS FOR YELLOW FEVER VACCINE
South Milford Surgery is no longer a registered Yellow Fever centre. For details of clinics please visit http://www.nathnac.org/yellowfevercentres.aspx?comingfrom=travel
Complete the table below where you know the dates you last received these previous vaccinations and take this form to your travel vaccination appointments
(Could be 2 doses)
Yellow Fever :
Diphtheria/ Tetanus / Polio:
(Could be 5 doses)
(Should be 2 doses)
Diphtheria Tetanus and Polio are given as a combined vaccination and can be abbreviated as dtpol.
We recommend everyone who is eligible has Meningitis C, and two MMR vaccinations. If you have not, we encourage you to get these free vaccinations before you travel, make an appoitntment with one of our practice nurses if you require them.
Updated: June 2013
Remember the Travel page on our web site South Milford Surgery - GP Surgery Website
which can be a useful source of information before, during, and after your travels!