15 School Lane, North Ferriby, East Yorkshire, HU14 3DB
Telephone: 01482 634004
Most of the time, your holiday provider will outline the risks of specified countries you plan to visit.
We suggest you also look at www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk and decide on the vaccines that you would like before you book your vaccination appointment with Dr Mitchell. The recommended travel websites will not only help you make decisions on what vaccines to have, but also answer your health questions and advise what travel health precautions you might need to be aware of.
For some vaccinations there will be a charge.
It is important to book an appointment for travel vaccines as early as possible before your travel date, 8 weeks would be ideal as some courses of vaccine require a two month interval. Most travel vaccines require 2 weeks in advance of the travel date for them to be effective. Please note we do not offer Yellow Fever vaccinations.
Only the undernoted vaccines are available on NHS prescriptions :-
Hepatitis A Typhoid Diptheria Tetanus Polio
Advice on Malaria will be given but any prophylaxis treatment is by private prescription and will incur costs.
Other recommended websites are
www.gov.uk/knowbeforeyougo– read the ‘Know before You Go’ campaign
Our practice Medicine Supply policy, which is based on NHS policy is that “if you are going to live abroad for more than 3 months then all you are entitled to at NHS expense is a sufficient supply of your regular medication to get to the destination and find an alternative supply of that medication”. “Going to live abroad” includes a holiday of 3 or more months.
Going abroad for less than three months
If you are away from the UK for less than three months you may be able to get free or reduced healthcare if you are visiting another country.
For most people, the UK Global Health Insurance Card (UK GHIC) replaces the existing European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)
However, many popular destinations outside the EEA don’t have an agreement with the UK to provide healthcare, and not all costs such as transport back to the UK will be covered if there is an agreement.
It is advisable to get your own travel insurance.
If you take a particular medicine, you should check that it is available in the country that you plan to live in. Some medicines may have a different brand name in other countries.