If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
When you book an appointment we will require a £20 deposit per person, which can be used towards the cost of any vaccinations or preventative treatment required (this does not apply to children under the age of 16 who are registered with the Practice). Any of this deposit not used will be refunded when you attend your appointment. Payment can be made by cash, credit card or cheque payable to “Needham Market Country Practice”.
Please note: we require a minimum of 48hrs notice of cancellation of an appointment or your deposit may NOT be refunded.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below:
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online travel form via our eConsult service which can be accessed from the home page or click here. Once received we will assess your needs and arrange an appointment with our nursing team.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.