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The UK is seeing a significant outbreak of measles. The UK Health Security Agency, which is part of the UK Government, has declared a national incident. You can read about the outbreak here: Two vaccinations are needed to fully protect you against Measles, mumps and Rubella. Measles is a highly contagious disease which is

Travel Clinic & Holiday Vaccinations

Our travel vaccination clinic can provide the following free NHS vaccines for Portsdown Group Practice patients:

  • Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis
  • Measles, Mumps and Rubella
  • Hepatitis A
  • Typhoid

Our Nurses can provide comprehensive travel health advice and arrange for appropriate immunisations from the above list. Please arrange an appointment for a travel consultation at least 6-8 weeks before departure if possible. Vaccines need time to take effect and some may require a course over several weeks.

Please be aware that we do not offer a private vaccination service.

Select the region you are travelling to find out more.

For more information please, click the below link to view the Wessex LMC’s video on Travel Vaccinations:

Wessex LMC Travel Vaccination Information

Book a travel vaccination appointment

To book a travel vaccination appointment contact us on 02392 009 191 after 10am and select option 2. Please ask to book a travel vaccination appointment. You will need to let us know yours destination and dates of travel.

Healthy Travel Leaflet

You may find the following leaflet helpful when making your travel arrangements.

Please download and print our useful guide below about Mosquito advice.

Hepatitis immunisation

Immunisation against infectious Hepatitis (Hepatitis A) is available free of charge on the NHS in connection with travel abroad. However Hepatitis B is not routinely available free of charge and therefore you may be charged for this vaccination when requested in connection with travel abroad.

Private Travel Clinics

We do not offer private travel clinics. If you require a vaccination that is not funded by the NHS (i.e. not in the above list) you need to contact a local pharmacy or travel clinic that provides a private vaccination service.

Excess quantities of regular repeat prescriptions

Under NHS legislation, the NHS ceases to have responsibility for people when they leave the United Kingdom. However, to ensure good patient care the following guidance is offered. People travelling to Europe should be advised to apply for a Global Health Insurance Card.

Medication required for a pre-existing condition should be provided in sufficient quantity to cover the journey and to allow the patient to obtain medical attention abroad. If the patient is returning within the timescale of their usual prescription, then this should be issued (the maximum duration of a prescription is recommended by the Care Trust to be two months, although it is recognised that prescription quantities are sometimes greater than this). Patients are entitled to carry prescribed medicines, even if originally classed as controlled drugs, for example, morphine sulphate tablets.

For longer visits abroad, the patient should be advised to register with a local doctor for continuing medication (this may need to be paid for by the patient).

General practitioners are not responsible for prescriptions of items required for conditions which may arise while travelling, for example travel sickness or diarrhoea. Patients should be advised to purchase these items from community pharmacies prior to travel.

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