Holidays abroad to exotic, and not so exotic locations are becoming a way of life for many people. However some trips do pose health risks which can be minimised by appropriate protection and taking precautions. Our travel health service is led by the practice nurses who can give advice on what immunisations might be needed and medication for trips anywhere in the world. They can administer the immunisations at the surgery including Yellow Fever (please be aware there is fee payable for Yellow fever vaccination). Please remember that while the surgery can advise about which anti-malarial drugs you may need, we do not prescribe these drugs. They can be obtained from a pharmacy.
Moorcroft Medical Centre is an accredited yellow fever centre. This service is available to non-registered patients. However plase note that as this is not an NHS service a fee will be payable.
It is absolutely essential that you plan in advance - you may well need a course of injections over a period of a few weeks to gain full protection prior to travelling.
Please remember to take a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) when travelling in Europe and some other countries which have reciprocal arrangements. You can apply online or enquire at your post office. Travel insurance is always recommended.