With immediate effect Probus Surgery are currently unable to offer this service. Due to a change in the government insurance cover, as it stands we are not able to deliver this service. This is something the Practice is looking into and may be something we can provide in the future.
Apologies to all our patients who are affected.
Probus Surgery is an accredited centre for the provision of yellow fever immunisation. You can only receive protection from yellow fever from such a centre.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required. There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as further appointments may be required to complete courses of immunisations..
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
YELLOW FEVER - IMPORTANT INFORMATION
As of the 11 July 2016, the International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis (ICVP) for yellow fever is valid for the duration of the life of the person vaccinated. This follows the declaration from WHO in May 2013, that the protection from yellow fever vaccination is considered to be lifelong for immunocompetent individuals.
In brief, the WHO has advised that:
- The period of validity of the ICVP for yellow fever is for the duration of the life of the person vaccinated; this applies to all ICVP for yellow fever vaccinations, including certificates already issued, and new or duplicate certificates.
- A valid ICVP, presented by arriving travellers, should not be rejected on the grounds that more than ten years have passed since the date the vaccination became effective as stated on the certificate, and that boosters or revaccination cannot be required.
WHO has produced information regarding the amendment to the International Health Regulations (IHR 2005) which come into force today.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.