Travel Vaccinations

If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel, you will require two separate appointments with one of our Practice Nurses:

1 – An initial appointment to discuss your travel plans;

2 – A second appointment to administer appropriate vaccinations.

Please note that we do not provide any travel vaccinations that are not allowable under our NHS contract as our staff are not insured to provide them. Details of vaccines we can provide are in the FAQs below.

Step 1: Initial appointment

Please complete the travel assessment form online and we will contact you to book your initial appointment with the Practice Nurse. Contact us to discuss your travel arrangements as early as possible – and at least 9 weeks before you plan to travel.

Hard copies of the form are available to collect from our surgery reception.

Your initial appointment will cover which countries and areas within countries you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required. You will be offered travel advice, and will be advised if you need to book travel vaccines which are not NHS allowable.


Step 2: Second Appointment

If you require a second appointment to receive your vaccines, this will need to be at least 4 weeks before you travel.

This allows time for vaccines to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine.

Receiving your vaccinations from the Practice Nurse 4 weeks before you travel also gives the vaccines time to work.


What vaccines can Abbeywell Surgery provide?

The NHS allowable vaccinations we can provide are listed below. If a vaccination you need is not listed below, you will need to contact a private travel health clinic.

  • Diptheria, Tetanus, Polio combined
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis A/ Typhoid
  • Hepatitis A & B
  • Typhoid

How can I find out what vaccines I may need before my appointment?

You can visit to help you identify which vaccines you may require in advance of any appointment.

What should I do if I am due to travel in under 6 weeks?

Our nurse clinics are booked well in advance, so if you are due to leave the country in under 6 weeks, you will need to contact a private travel health clinic. There are a couple of local providers but please note, fees will be payable for their services.