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Travel Vaccinations

There are many places you can get great travel advice – we suggest you start by checking the recommendations for your travel destination at Fit For Travel www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk  

At Shelford Medical Practice we can provide you with the following NHS vaccines only: 

  • diphtheria, polio and tetanus booster 
  • hepatitis A 
  • typhoid

If you require the NHS vaccinations listed above please book an appointment at least 4-6 weeks prior to travel. Could you also complete the travel form (click on link below) and either email the completed form to admin.shelfordhealthcentre@nhs.net or print and drop off at reception prior to your appointment. If you are unable to download the form please ask at reception for a travel form.

 Travel Risk Assessment Form 

For any complex or high risk travel, or if you require vaccines not available on the NHS, you will need to book a travel advice consultation with one of the local travel clinics. These clinics provide the full range of private immunisations and comprehensive advice.

Local Travel Clinics include:-

Granta Medical Practices Travel Clinic: 01223 870250
Harston Medical Practice Travel Clinic 01223 727555

The Travel Clinic, Cambridge (Masta Travel Health): 41 Hills Road 0330 100 4127 

Boots Travel Clinics
Superdrug Travel clinics


Previous Vaccination history

Our administration team can provide you with an up to date record of your previous vaccination history but please allow 3 working days for us to process your request. Alternatively, you can register for online access to your records.

Regular Medication 

If you are on regular medication, please ensure your annual review is up to date, and that you have requested adequate supplies prior to travel.

We regret that we cannot issue more than 3 months of medication in advance, and if your travel is for longer than this, you will have to access further medication while you are away.

Your doctor or the practice nurses are happy to review with you any complex health or medication needs prior to travel to ensure you are as prepared as possible. We cannot do this in emergency appointments, so please book early for travel vaccinations.

If you have recently registered with us, it can take up to 10 weeks for your notes to arrive here from your previous practice, so you will need to bring with you details of any vaccinations you may previously have had. This is so you are not given any vaccinations you do not need.

Don’t leave it too late!

Most vaccinations need to be administered at least 4 weeks before depature and for some risky areas you will need to have injections 3 months before you travel. Please remember to book in plenty of time.

For further information please go to:-

National Travel Health Network And Centre 

GOV.UK 

Malaria information 



Travelling in Europe

If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.

 
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