This service is for registered patients at Asplands Medical Centre and Woburn Surgery ONLY.
Have you booked your holiday?
Please allow at least 8-10 weeks before travelling to visit travel clinic, or longer if your schedule is complicated and lengthy. Living and working in some of these countries you may need quite a few vaccines.
Travel Clinic is on Monday afternoons 2.30pm - 5.00pm
It is very important if your schedule is complicated i.e. Backpacking or travelling to Far East, India, Africa, Central and South America or indeed going to live and work in these countries for a while, to give us as much information as possible i.e. exact locations and what you will be doing in these countries, what sort of transport and accommodation.
NB. Different locations and types of work need different vaccines and anti-malarial tablets. It can depend on your 'risk factor', what you are doing and where you are staying and for how long.
NB. Yellow Fever has always been very common in Central African Countries but now is on the increase in parts of South America. You may be asked for a certificate in a country which does not have Yellow Fever if travelling from one that does.
If you have a chicken/egg allergy the Yellow fever Vaccine cannot be given.
Also if you have serious health problems the Yellow Fever vaccine may not be effective or can increase the risks of complications of the vaccine itself and may not be advised to be given. Therefore in these cases careful consideration should be taken as to whether you should be travelling to these countries.
Time in our Travel Clinic is limited and it is very useful if you have researched your holiday yourself before coming to the Clinic. You may find these websites useful:
The Travel Clinic is an additional service we offer and not all patients will be able to attend, you may wish to make alternative Travel Clinic arrangements.
The nearest private Travel Clinics are:
Leaflets on Masta Travel Clinics can be obtained from Reception, (there are quite a few all over the country and in London)
For Travel Vaccination Charges click here
For information from the Practice on health risks when travelling abroad click here.
For more information on European Health Insurance cards click here.
Travel Questionnaire.pdf You will need a pdf reader to view pdf files. The Adobe Acrobat® reader may be downloaded free of charge by clicking on the Adobe icon to the right.