If travelling beyond local Europe you may be exposed to some health risks. These include, but are not limited to, infections that can be prevented by vaccinations and anti-malarial tablets, as well as a health aware lifestyle if in another environment. Please discuss this with your travel agent or ticket seller before spending your money. Further advice can be gained from www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk Another source is MASTA, visit their website www.masta-travel-health.com This last site may charge you for their advice.
When booking in for travel vaccines, please ensure you have your requirements in writing. There is often a decision to be made by the traveller on the basis of risk/benefit/cost and the options for one person may differ from another. Most vaccines are available at the surgery but they are not all provided on the NHS. For example, Hepatitis A vaccine is free on the NHS, rabies, yellow fever, Japanese Encephalitis and oral cholera vaccine are not. Please check at the time of making an appointment in case special vaccines need ordering. Balmoral Surgery is no longer offering Yellow Fever injections. These are available locally from some other surgeries and some pharmacies. We do now also make a small charge for anti-malarial prescriptions.