Advice For Travellers




Our Practice Nurses are fully trained to provide advice regarding immunisations for travelling abroad, malaria prophylaxis and general advice about keeping yourself healthy whilst travelling. 

Initial information can be found here

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For information, advice and to be seen (if appropriate), please complete a Travel Risk Assessment Form. Paper copies are also available at Reception.

After we have received your form, a Practice Nurse will be in touch with you, so please ensure that we have up-to-date contact information for you. Please allow 3 working days to receive this initial contact. You will not be able to book travel appointments or obtain travel advice via Reception.

If you are travelling to an area where vaccinations are recommended, we ideally need to see you 6-8 weeks before you travel to allow for a course of vaccinations to be completed and for the vaccinations to take effect.

We are only able to offer travel advice and appointments to patients registered with Observatory Medical Practice, if you are not a registered patient please contact your own Practice, or a pharmacy travel clinic.


What vaccinations are available at the practice

Some vaccinations are available without cost these are:

  • Combined dose of Diphtheria, Tetanus, Polio
  • Hepatitis A
  • Combined dose of Hepatitis A and B – where appropriate
  • Typhoid
  • Combined dose of Hepatitis A and Typhoid – where appropriate

For vaccinations that we do not stock you will be issued with a private prescription to take to a Pharmacy where you will pay the cost of the vaccination, these are:

  • Japanese B   encephalitis
  • Tick Bourne encephalitis


Other vaccinations have to be given privately at a cost to all patients, even children or those who have an exemption on normal prescription fee. Please enquire at a travel pharmacy for these.

Further information on how to stay safe abroad can be found here.