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
|Europe & Russia||North America|
|Central America||South America|
|Middle East||Central Asia|
|East Asia||Australasia and Pacific|
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 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. Unfortunately, Westcourt Medical Centre are unable to discuss, supply or administer these vaccines.
Westcourt Medical Centre is able to offer travel advice and immunisation against:
- Hepatitis A
- Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio
These vaccinations are generally all that are required for Europe, North America and New Zealand, for travel for routine work or leisure purposes, for a period of time not exceeding 4 weeks.
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 the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.
Specialist advice and possibly vaccinations other than those that the surgery is able to offer may be needed if:
- destinations other than the countries listed above are to be visited
- multiple countries will be visited
- travel abroad is planned for a period of time exceeding 4 weeks
- charity work, forestry, close contact with animals is planned
- hiking/rambling, backpacking or camping is to be undertaken
In these instances the surgery would recommend that specialist travel advice is accessed. This is chargeable as a private patient and not available on the NHS. The clinics below can offer you more guidance:
or in person at:
Sussex Travel Clinic, 23 Farncombe Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 2AY.
Tel: 01903 254 774
Boots, 48-52 Montague Street, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 3HE.
Tel: 01903 207 106