LATEST NEWS: for patients that are travelling from February 2024 onwards we can accept your travel forms.
For any patients travelling before February 2024, please contact MASTA – 0115 947 5498
MASTA is the main vaccination centre where most people will attend who’s Practice do not cover travel vaccinations.
Patients who require travel immunisations for travel purposes need to complete a Travel Risk Assessment Form.
Ideally, the Form needs to be completed and returned to the Practice 12 weeks before your proposed date of travel.
This time frame allows for plenty of time to ensure you are fully vaccinated in good time before your travel. We allow for 1 week from receipt of your form for our clinical team to investigate which vaccines you need. We will then work to offer you an appointment schedule which is appropriate to your travel plans; you should then have your vaccines 6 weeks prior to travel to ensure you a fully covered before you leave the UK.
It is the responsibility of the nurse to check latest guidance on your vaccine status as they are clinically responsible for what is administered.
Unlike pharmacies, Medical Practice’s are not able to charge for vaccines, so this is why we unable to provide a drop in service.
Please pick up a Travel Risk Assessment Form from the Practice or download the Form here.
Once you have completed your Travel Risk Assessment Form please return it to Latham House Medical Practice as soon as is possible, either in person or by post in our external post box.
The Practice aims to contact you within one week to schedule your travel immunisations appointment(s). If we are unable to accommodate your requests, we will advise you as to where you may acquire your travel vaccinations.
|Easy to access resources in one place from Jane Chiodini (author of this information)||www.janechiodini.co.uk/news/help/tar|
|Fit for Travel – Scottish NHS public travel site for general advice on all aspects of travel and country specific information, including malaria maps||www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk|
|NaTHNaC – National Travel Health Network and Centre England based, with similar information to above||http://travelhealthpro.org.uk/|
|NHS Choices – look at travel health in the ‘A-Z’ section and also travel health in the ‘Live Well’ section (these are both different). Excellent general website also.||www.nhs.uk|
|FCO – Foreign & Commonwealth Office, especially useful for safety and security and specific pages for types of travellers, e.g. gap year, responsible tourism. Also look at ‘Our Publications’||www.gov.uk/government/ organisations/foreign-commonwealth-office|
|Sunsmart – is the Cancer research website providing information about skin cancer and sun protection advice||www.sunsmart.org.uk|
|Travel health products to take away with you – these are just a small selection of many resources available. Please note the Village Medical Centre is not endorsing such items, merely providing information.||www.lifesystems.co.uk www.nomadtravel.co.uk www.safariquip.co.uk www.travelpharm.com|
|Medex – Useful advice booklet on ‘travelling at high altitude’||www.medex.org.uk|
|Medic Alert® – life-saving identification system for individuals with hidden medical conditions and allergies||www.medicalert.org.uk|
|Kids Travel Doc™ – a paediatrician’s guide to travel and outdoor recreational activities||www.kidstraveldoc.com|
|Diabetes UK – information specific for those with diabetes who wish to travel – go to ‘Guide to diabetes’ then to the ‘living with diabetes’ section then go to ‘travel’||www.diabetes.org.uk|
|Global travel clinic locator from the International Society of Travel Medicine||www.istm.org|
|IAMAT – International Association for Medical Assistance to Travellers (IAMAT)||www.iamat.org/doctors_clinics.cfm|
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