If you’re planning to travel outside the UK, you may need to be vaccinated against some of the serious diseases found in other parts of the world.

If possible, you need to contact the Practice or a private travel clinic at least 8 weeks before you’re due to travel.

Some vaccines need to be given well in advance to allow your body to develop immunity.

And some vaccines involve a number of doses spread over several weeks or months.

You may be more at risk of some diseases, for example, if you’re:

  • travelling in rural areas
  • backpacking
  • staying in hostels or camping
  • on a long trip rather than a package holiday
  • If you have a pre-existing health problem, this may make you more at risk of infection or complications from a travel-related illness.

Vaccinations are available to protect you against infections such as yellow fever, typhoid and hepatitis A.

In the UK, the NHS routine immunisation (vaccination) schedule protects you against a number of diseases, but does not cover all of the infectious diseases found overseas.

We can only offer vaccinations that are provided free under the NHS which includes

  • polio (given as a combined diphtheria/tetanus/polio jab)
  • typhoid
  • hepatitis A
  • cholera

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

As travel is an ever increasing specialist service we can signpost all travellers to the relevant local service, after an initial assessment has been carried out.

You can access private travel clinics at these venues:

  • Masta, Travel Well, Boots, Merchants Hall Lower Ground, Chapelfield, Norwich, NR2 1SH
  • The Globe Travel Health Centre, 26 Cattle Market Street, Norwich NR1 3DY
    Tel: 01603 667323 & Email: [email protected]
    Late/early/weekend appointments by arrangement.
  • Superdrug, Norwich, 12 St Stephen’s Street, Norwich NR1 3SA
    Tel: 0845 026 0830 Monday to Friday 09:00-18:00, Saturday 10:00-15:00.

Travel Risk Assessment

Non-urgent advice: Please note

You can submit this form via a SystmOnline account.

If you are travelling abroad please make sure you contact us in plenty of time to arrange any vaccinations that may be necessary. To help the Travel Nurses assess your travel needs it is important that they are in receipt of the assessment form before they can contact you to arrange your appointment.