Travel Health

Our practice nurses are available by appointment to offer medical advice regarding travel and vaccinations where appropriate. Please telephone reception to book an appointment. 

Travel Services Available

Our nurses at Penryn Surgery are able to provide free NHS vaccines for travel. We are also a Yellow Fever Centre. We are able to advise and vaccinate patients who are registered at other GP practices. Please enquire at reception for the current charges.

I am going abroad, what do I need to do about immunisations?

Penryn Surgery can help with advice on travel health and provide all travel immunisations including Yellow Fever in our Travel Clinic.

Please ensure to plan well in advance if you think you may need travel vaccinations or Malaria tablets, allow 6 to 8 weeks for your vaccine planning.

You will need to have your first appointment at least 5 weeks before your departure date in order to give enough time to complete your course of jabs. Some schedules of vaccines will require 3 visits to the travel clinic to complete the course and give full protection. Your last appointment will be 2 weeks before travel so full protection is in place before your departure.

We would advise you visit  Travelhealthpro.org.uk

Enter your destination(s) and you will receive the latest advice on which immunisations are recommended and whether you need to take malaria protection. 

After visiting the Travel Health Pro website, please contact the Surgery to make an appointment in the "Travel Clinic".  You will be asked for your destination, dates of travel and duration of trip

Please bring along information on your vaccination history to your first appointment.

 

Select the region you are travelling to find out more

Africa

Central Asia

East Asia

Australasia & Pacific

Caribbean

Central America

Europe & Russia

Middle East

North America

South America & Antarctica

Further Information

The following websites will give you additional travel advice

Travel Health for information of vaccinations available on NHS

MASTA for private vaccination clinics

Gov.uk for specific country travel advice

GHIC to apply for your free Global Health Insurance Card

Am I going to have to pay for the vaccinations and malaria tablets?

Some travel vaccinations are given free as part of the NHS service. The current list of travel vaccines provided free by the NHS are :

Polio
Typhoid
Hepatitis A
Cholera

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

Other travel vaccines and malarial protection may be recommended for travel to certain areas but these are not covered by the NHS. Payment will be required in advance of the vaccinations being given or the anti-malarials ordered. Up to date fees will be explained to you by our Travel Nurse at your first assessment appointment.