When travelling abroad and visiting areas where there are higher risks of contracting infectious diseases, travel vaccinations are available to offer protection for many of these diseases. Travel vaccinations will usually be required in addition to the vaccinations you receive in accordance with the UK vaccination schedule and some countries request certification to prove you have received certain vaccinations prior to allowing you entry to the country.
If you have recently booked a trip or a planning one, we recommend that you look at the following websites to familiarise yourself with general travel advice for the countries you are visiting. The websites will provide pertinent information on how you can keep safe and well during your trip, including vaccinations and malaria prevention (as appropriate).
Receiving Travel Advice/Vaccinations
We are temporarily unable to complete travel advice here at Boughton Health Centre. However, there are travel health clinics in Chester and Liverpool where you can arrange the advice and vaccinations (inclusive of malaria prevention) that you require.
Appointments for travel health clinics (Well Travelled Clinics) can be arranged either online via their website or by telephone on 0151 705 3223.
Please note there will be a charge for the travel consultations and for some of the vaccinations.
You will need to ensure that you give yourself at least 8 weeks prior to travel in order to receive this advice and organise the vaccinations that you require.
We are continuing to offer some vaccinations that are free of charge on the NHS. These are:
- Hepatitis A
If you require any of the above for your trip, please book an appointment with a member of our practice nurse team.
We anticipate the resumption of our travel advice service in early 2020.