Travel Health Information
For Travel Health information for people travelling abroad from the UK see:
The Practice offers a range of travel vaccinations via the Nursing Team.
Please complete the attached Travel Risk Assessment Form and return to the Practice ideally four weeks prior to Travel, to ensure that your appointment and vaccinations are given within the appropriate timescales – Download
NB: Some vaccines are not available on the NHS and they will incur a charge for both the prescription and the vaccine see Non NHS Fees for more information.
Yellow Fever Centre
Yellow fever is a serious infection spread by mosquitoes. It’s found in parts of Africa, South America, Central America and the Caribbean.
We are a Yellow Fever centre for the vaccination of patients and non-patients who will be travelling to countries where Yellow Fever is a high risk. This service is not available on the NHS; there will be a charge see Non NHS Services & Charges
- an area where yellow fever is found
- a country that requires you to have a certificate proving you have been vaccinated against yellow fever
You need to have the vaccine at least 10 days before travelling to give it enough time to work. Your certificate will only be valid after this time.
The vaccine provides lifelong protection, so you won’t normally need a booster dose or a new certificate if you have been vaccinated before.
Read more about the yellow fever vaccine.
Yellow fever is found in:
- most of sub-Saharan Africa (the area below the Sahara desert)
- most of South America
- parts of Central America
- parts of the Caribbean
It isn’t found in the UK, Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand or the Pacific Islands.
Some countries near to areas where yellow fever is found may require a proof of vaccination certificate when visiting, even if there’s no risk of picking up the infection in these countries.
To find out if yellow fever is a risk where you’re travelling to or if the country you’re visiting requires a vaccination certificate, see:
How yellow fever is spread
Yellow fever is a virus spread by mosquito bites. You can’t get it from close contact with someone who has it.
The mosquitoes that spread the infection are found in towns and rural areas. They mainly bite during the day.
If you’re travelling to an area where yellow fever is found, try to avoid being bitten, even if you have been vaccinated.
You can do this by using mosquito nets, wearing clothes that cover your arms and legs, and using insect repellent containing 30% to 50% DEET.
Read more about how to prevent insect bites.