Foreign Travel / Private Vaccination

Travel Clinics are run by our Practice Nurses.

If you are contemplating a foreign trip, contact the surgery well in advance of your departure date for advice about vaccinations to ensure we can accommodate you.

We require our patients to initially fill in a travel questionnaire for each person requesting an appointment

You will be contacted by our travel nurse who will discuss your requirement and book the initial appointment .

Some vaccines need to be given over a period of 28 days and some are not effective until 10 days after having them, so  allow enough time before you travel.  There is a fee for vaccinations and for prescriptions for anti-malarials which are not available on the NHS. For details of chargeable vaccines please see over the page.

Your first appointment will be a 30 minute Travel Consultation when the Travel Nurse will discuss where you are travelling, what you will need and plan your schedule of immunisations before you depart the UK. When you have your first appointment booked at the Travel Clinic we ask you to come in 5 minutes early to complete a Travel Risk Assessment form. If you need an urgent travel appointment and we are fully booked we do have contact information for alternative travel clinics.

Please be aware that occasionally there are immunisations that can only be administered at Cuckfield Medical Practice. We are a 2 site surgery and we do operate Travel Clinics at The Vale, however there are some vaccinations that must be refrigerated and must not be moved between sites.

We are a registered Yellow Fever Travel Clinic and this vaccination can only be administered at Cuckfield Medical Practice.

The NHS does provide typhoid, Hep A and Diptheria, Tetanus & Polio vaccinations. If you require NHS-provided vaccinations prior to your journey, you will need to make an appointment with the Practice Nurse at least 6 weeks before you travel. Please bring the following things with you to your appointment:

  • A list of the countries and areas within countries that you are visiting
  • A list of any previous vaccinations you were given at private clinics, and the dates they were given
  • Anything advised on the websites below for your intended destination(s)
  • A completed Pre-Travel Questionnaire

These websites will tell you which vaccinations and medication you require prior to travelling to your destination:


Central Asia and East Asia

Australasia and the Pacific

North AmericaSouth America and Central America

The Caribbean

The Middle East.

Europe and Russia

If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.

Please read this useful guidance concerning how many month’s worth of medication your GP can safely prescribe for you if you are travelling abroad.

Overseas Travel Guidance For Patients

Travel questionnaire