Before travelling abroad it is important that you check whether or not you need to have any extra immunisations or to take any precautions against malaria or other nasty holiday bugs.
Information can be gleaned from Internet sites such as Doctor Back Home or MASTA. Alternatively you could visit the local Superdrug store in Union Street Torquay who will provide you with a computer printout identifying vaccinations required for the countries you are visiting. (This service is free of charge)
If you are visiting several different countries on your travels be aware that you may need several different vaccinations.
Our practice nurse deals with all holiday immunisations and will discuss your travel arrangements with you. Some of the immunisations are available free on the NHS; others must be paid for as they count as private treatment.
Ask at reception for a travel pack. You will need to complete a form for each person travelling. Prior to completing the form you will need to be aware of the vaccinations you require. Once you have returned the completed form we will create an appointment with one of our nurses - and remember each person travelling needs their own appointment!
If your holiday is to be spent in the Europe Union you can also visit NHS direct by clicking on the following link: http://www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk