Step 1. Check what vaccinations you require for the countries you are visiting.
Click on the links below to find out more
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
At Hightown we provide the following travel vaccinations* under the NHS:
- tetanus, diphtheria and polio booster
- hepatitis A and some combined vaccines, such as combined hepatitis A and B
The vaccinations listed below are not available under the NHS and should be provided at a local travel clinic:
- meningococcal meningitis
- hepatitis B
- Japanese encephalitis and tick-borne encephalitis
*Medical checks, forms and vaccinations for the sole purpose of emigration are not covered under the NHS.
Step 2. Check how soon you are travelling.
If your travel departure date is in more than 4 weeks time
- book a travel appointment with a practice nurse.
- download and complete the travel risk assessment (copies are also available from our Reception team). Please bring this with you to your appointment.
Hightown Surgery Travel Risk Assessment
At your appointment we will review your risk assessment and give any NHS vaccinations that you require. If you require any additional vaccinations for countries that you are visiting that are not provided on the NHS the nursing team will suggest you telephone a local travel clinic to discuss requirements and book a consultation appointment for private "paid for" vaccines.
If your travel departure date is in less than 4 weeks time.
We are unable to provide travel services within the practice for patients travelling in 4 weeks or less. In these instances please consult a local travel clinic. (Some telephone numbers for local travel clinics are listed below.
Local travel clinics.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel please telephone a local travel clinic. (The travel clinic will need details of any vaccinations you have previously had. This can be obtained from via patient access online services or you can request a printed copy from Reception)
It is important to make this initial contact as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel.
Local travel clinic services
Frosts Pharmacy - Hardwick, Banbury Boots - Castle Quay, Banbury
Tel 01295 272432/262925 Tel 01295 262557
The consultant will discuss which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required and will advise you if you need any private vaccinations and their costs. If necessary they will then arrange a travel consultation with you.
(The travel clinic will need details of any vaccinations you have previously had. This can be obtained via the patient access online services (if you are already registered) or you can request a printed copy from Reception)
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.