If you are taking a standard tourist trip not involving rural travel please make an appointment with the Travel Clinic 3-4 wks before travel. If you are unable to attend the Travel Clinic please make an appointment with a nurse any day allow 20 mins (double appointment) for first visit & 10 mins (single appointment) for any follow up visits.
If you are travelling for longer than 1 month, backpacking, or travelling through multiple destinations please attend the Travel Clinic & allow up to 6 months before travel.
We provide a Travel Clinic for the benefit of our patients. During busy times these appointments may not be available. If your Travel is imminent & you are likely to need several vaccines please consult a Private Travel Clinic.
Southampton Travel Clinic: 02380 631922
Winchester Travel Clinic: 01962 856646
Vaccines we provide for Travel:
Diptheria / Tetanus / Polio
There is no charge for these at present.
Hepatitis B (Holiday Travel Only). With effect from 31st May 2013 we will be charging £30 for each injection of the course of Hepatitis B immunisations. Payment please by cash or by cheque payable to St Lukes & Botley Surgeries.
We do NOT provide:
Meningitis ACWY Vacc
Please contact a private Travel Clinic for these.
We do not provide a service for WORK related vaccines in the UK or abroad…..please consult a Private Travel Clinic. We are not contracted as a practice to provide this service. You will need a full Occupational Health Risk Assessment.
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.
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 form before coming to see the nurse.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)