Unfortunately we are currently unable to provide travel clinics or travel health advice in the practice.
You can access travel clinics at Boots Kendal, Mirehouse Pharmacy Whitehaven or Alisons Chemist Cockermouth who do offer a Travel Clinic. You will need to discuss which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting in order to determine what vaccinations are required. We do advise to contact your chosen Travel Clinic in advance before traveling to them.
It is important to make this initial contact as early as possible – at least 6 weeks before you travel – as a series of appointments may be required to actually receive the vaccinations and /or medication. These often have to be ordered as they are not a stock item.
If recommended by the local travel clinic we can provide the following vaccinations free on the NHS to travellers:
- Hepatitis A
- Polio (DTP)
Appointments for the above vaccinations are only available if you have been advised that they are required by a travel clinic. Please give at least 4 weeks’ notice when booking an appointment with the practice nurse (appointments for travel vaccinations are not available on the day or at short notice). Please also bring your travel clinic documentation with you so the nurse can check eligibility and administer the vaccines. We are unable to administer any vaccines without sight of the travel clinic documentation.
All other vaccinations and travel health advice should be provided by the travel clinic.