Throughout the pandemic we have strived to make the surgery as safe as possible for all our patients and staff. We will continue to do so going forward. From the 19th July public place restrictions have been lifted, but there are recommendations for hospitals and NHS settings - patients will need to still wear a mask, socially distance, and use hand sanitiser in the surgery and staff will continue to wear PPE. We do understand that it can be frustrating but we know that when people come to us they are sick and vulnerable (and some cannot receive the covid vaccinations due to medical reasons) so we feel it would be wrong to not take these small precautions that can protect people. In terms of opening up, as many of you know, we have never been shut and in fact have consulted with much higher numbers of patients than we did pre-covid (face to face, by phone, by e consult and by video), not counting vaccinating 90% of the adult population twice in the last 6 months. Fishergate Hill Surgery has come so far in trying to minimise the impact of Covid and we are sure you understand that we need to keep the surgery as safe for ALL staff and patients as we can.

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Advice & Forms

Which vaccinations do I need?

You can find out which vaccinations are necessary or recommended for the areas you’ll be visiting on these two websites:

Where do I get my vaccinations?
You should get advice at least ten weeks before you’re due to travel, as some vaccinations need to be given well in advance. Forms are available on the practice website or you can call in at the surgery for the pre travel form (Travel Risk Assessment). Some vaccinations need to be given well in advance to allow your body to develop immunity. Some also involve multiple doses spread over several weeks.

The nurse will review your notes and assess whether your existing UK vaccinations are up to date. The nurse can then advise you about any further travel vaccinations required, travel health and give advice about protecting yourself from malaria. The review of the pre travel forms can take some time, dependent on your travel requirements but the nurse will endeavor to get back to you within one week of submitting the form, dependent on requirements.

Alternatively, or if it is less than 10 weeks before you travel,
you can visit a local private travel vaccination clinic for your UK boosters and other travel vaccinations
Not all vaccinations are available free on the NHS, even if they’re recommended for travel to a certain area.

Free travel vaccinations

The following travel vaccinations are usually available free on the NHS:

These vaccines are usually free because they protect against diseases thought to represent the greatest risk to public health if they were brought into the country.   

Private travel vaccinations

You are likely to have to pay for travel vaccinations against:

Yellow fever vaccines are only available from designated centres. The NaTHNaC website can help you find a clinic offering yellow fever vaccination.

The cost of travel vaccines at private clinics will vary, but could be around £50 for each dose of a vaccine. It’s worth considering this when budgeting for your trip.

Pregnancy and breastfeeding

Speak to your nurse before having any vaccinations if:

  • you’re pregnant
  • you think you might be pregnant
  • you’re breastfeeding

In many cases, it’s unlikely a vaccine given while pregnant or breastfeeding will cause problems for the baby. However, your nurse or doctor will be able to give you further advice about this.

People with immune deficiencies

For some people travelling overseas, vaccination against certain diseases may not be advised. This may be the case if:

  • you have a condition that affects your body’s immune system, such as HIV or AIDS
  • you’re receiving treatment that affects your immune system, such as chemotherapy
  • you’ve recently had a bone marrow or organ transplant

Your nurse or doctor will be able to give you further advice about this.

For further advice please see NHS website for guidance.

http://www.nhs.uk/LiveWell/TravelHealth/Pages/Travelhealthhome.aspx

Please complete the form below and return to the surgery. The Nurse will contact you with advice/appointment.

Download our Travel risk assessment form here

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