Booking holidays abroad requires a considerable amount of preparation for an individual travel health assessment. It is important to plan ahead, contact the surgery and make an appointment to speak to a nurse at least 8 weeks before your departure to ascertain which immunisations you may need.
Remember some immunisations take several weeks to give adequate protection, and some malaria tablets may need to be taken up to 3 weeks in advance.
Our nursing team can offer guidance to help you stay healthy while overseas, and are able to advise you what vaccinations you may need while travelling.
Some vaccinations are available free of charge on the NHS, others such as Hepatitis B, are not provided by the NHS and may be subject to a charge.
Certain vaccines, such as Yellow Fever, are only available from private travel clinics: Search “private travel vaccines chesterfield” to find a list of local providers.
Available NHS Travel Vaccines:
- Hepatitis A
- Tetanus / Diphtheria / Polio (single injection)
Further information and advice regarding travel vaccines and travel health can be found at:
NHS Fit for Travel: Information on how to stay safe and healthy abroad