Do you need vaccinations?
Wallingbrook Health Group is able to offer specific vaccinations for your travel requirements, which are free on the NHS. Not all travel vaccinations are included in the services we provide. We can give the following vaccinations subject to availability – tetanus, diphtheria and polio combined vaccine, hepatitis A and typhoid. We will ask you to help us by letting us know if you require these vaccinations for your trip abroad. Please visit website www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk.
It is important to make your travel vaccination appointment as early as possible - at least 6-8 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment may be required with the practice nurse, if several vaccinations are needed. Vaccinations must be completed 4 weeks before you travel to be fully effective.
For those patients without internet access, please let the patient service team know so that they can print off the relevant information for you. If you require any of the above vaccinations please make an appointment with the practice nurse.
We no longer prescribe malaria prophylactic tablets. These can be obtained through the private travel clinics, larger supermarkets with pharmacies e.g. Tesco. For any other vaccinations you need, that are not available on the NHS, you will be asked to make other arrangements. To help you we have a list of private travel clinics you can access below.
Travel Health Consultancy
22 Southernhay West
Tel: 01392 430590
Anti malarials can be purchased from the Exeter Travel Clinic without the need for a prescription. However, patients will need to complete a patient assessment and have a consultation with the Travel Health Consultancy so an appointment will need to be booked in advance of attending.
MASTA – Alphington
25 Ide Lane
Tel: 0330 100 4200
Tesco – Crediton
Tel: 0345 671 9454
European Health Insurance Card
The old E111 paper form has been substituted with the new European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). Your EHIC lets you get state healthcare at a reduced cost or sometimes for free, in all European Economic Area (EEA). It will cover you for treatment that is needed to allow you to continue your stay until your planned return. It also covers you for treatment of pre-existing medical conditions and for routine maternity care, as long as you’re not going abroad to give birth.
It is advisable for all UK residents travelling abroad to carry these cards. It should be ensured before every trip that the card is valid. EHIC is valid for up to five years.
Apply for your FREE EHIC card at this website: https://www.gov.uk/european-health-insurance-card