ZIKA VIRUS - Information from NHS Choices
People travelling to affected areas should seek travel health advice before their trip. You can use this AZ guide to check if the country you are visiting has a high risk, medium risk or low risk for Zika virus transmission.
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.
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 the practice nurse 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.
Prior to booking your initial appointment with our travel clinic nurse, please print out, fill in and take the completed travel clinic form to the surgery. Paper copies are available at the surgery's reception. You can only book your first appointment once we are in possession of this form.
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.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.