Shingles is a common, painful skin disease. The Shingles vaccine is available free on the NHS to specific groups of people in their 70s.
To get more information about the Shingles vaccination including whether you are eligible or to find out about possible side effects visit: http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/Pages/shingles-vaccination.aspx
If you are eligible and would like to be vaccinated please call our reception team to book an appointment.
We provide information to enable you to protect your health when travelling abroad. To ensure that your health is fully covered before your holiday please complete and return this form to us at least 8 weeks before you travel. If you book after this time we cannot guarantee that you will be fully protected.
PLEASE NOTE – WE HAVE ONLY LIMITED AVAILABILITY FOR THIS SERVICE – PATIENTS WHO WILL BE TRAVELLING WITHIN 4 WEEKS MAY NOT BE ABLE TO HAVE AN APPOINTMENT BEFORE THEY TRAVEL
For families or couples travelling together please note that you must fill in one form for each patient travelling.
Our specially trained nurses will then review your medical records and draw up recommendations for the NHS vaccinations you require for your trip. The following vaccinations are available on the NHS if they are recommended by the Department of Health for the area you are travelling to:
- Hepatitis A
We will telephone you to make arrangements for you to have these vaccinations at the surgery, if needed. We will also be able to provide you with general advice to help you avoid health problems when you travel.
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Please submit completed forms using the link below:
Alternatively, drop them into the surgery.
Please note that our nurses do not provide other vaccinations such as Hepatitis B, Rabies, Japanese Encephalitis and Yellow Fever and also Malaria preventative treatments – these are only available on a private basis from specialist clinics or pharmacies. We therefore suggest that you contact a provider of these services now to discuss your requirements. Sometimes you will require a course of vaccinations to ensure you are protected, it is vital that you make arrangements for these as soon as possible, please do not wait until your appointment at the surgery.
We recommend following the national guidelines on childhood immunisations. Please view the website below for more information.
If you think that you or your child has missed any vaccinations please contact us to arrange an appointment with a practice nurse for advice.
We are able to offer the pneumococcal vaccine to those over 65 as a single one off dose.
People with the following underlying health conditions are also eligible:
- Asplenia or dysfunction of the spleen
- This also includes conditions that may lead to splenic dysfunction such as
- homozygous sickle cell disease and coeliac syndrome.
- Chronic respiratory disease
- Chronic kidney disease
- Chronic liver disease
- Individuals with cochlear implants
- Individuals with cerebrospinal fluid leaks
Those with underlying health conditions may need just a single one-off pneumococcal vaccination or vaccination every 5 years, depending on their underlying health problems
The flu vaccine is routinely given on the NHS to:
- adults 65 and over
- people with certain medical conditions (including children in at-risk groups from 6 months of age)
- pregnant women
- children aged 2 and 3 on 31 August 2019
- children in primary school
- frontline health or social care workers
- Anyone registered as a carer for someone who qualifies for a flu jab due to medical conditions
We should contact you if you are eligible. If you are not invited for a flu jab but believe you qualify for one, please contact us.
Occupational Health Vaccines
We offer Hepatitis B vaccinations for occupational purposes as a private service. The cost of the course of vaccines is £125. Please contact us for more information.