If you are travelling abroad its is important to minimise your chances of developing a health problem
that will spoil your trip - or your return home. Some immunisations require courses of up to 3
injections across 1,2 or even 3 months - so it is well worth planning your health needs as far in
advance as possible.
The NHS doesn't cover most aspects of travel immunisations (although some basic vaccines are
provided) or anti-malarial medicines and a fee is charged by the surgery for these services.
We recommend you start by looking at the
every country and the up-to-date advice along
with extra information, for example if you are
travelling to rural areas. For most people in most
situations this will give you all the information
If you need immunisations or further advice after
reviewing this information, then book a travel
clinic appointment with our nurses, at least 6
weeks in advance. These appointments are very
limited and you need to plan ahead. Some
immunisations are provided by the NHS but many
you may need to go to a private travel clinic
instead. There are several in West Sussex and
Brighton & Hove.
Some antimalarial medicines (chloroquine,
Avloclor, Paludrine) can be purchased directly
from pharmacies without a prescription, others
(mefloquine, Malarone) need a private
the surgery. Anti-malarial medicines are never
supplied by the NHS.
Worthing Medical Group is an accredited yellow
fever vaccination centre. We are happy to offer
Tel: 01903 234844 Prescription Requests: 01903 282803
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The NHS offers incredibly comprehensive cover
and offered free at the point of need in the UK
and it is easy to assume similar services exist
For extended trips the NHS will normally supply 2
months quantity in order for you to work out
how to obtain supplies locally from a pharmacy
or doctor. If your trip lasts less than 2-3 months
- then 3 months quantity will be suppllied. The
Coverage in the EU/EEA is offered if you hold an
basis as residents of that country: so if they
pay for services, you will also need to pay for
services. Reciprocal agreements exist for a
number of non-EU countries and these vary.
Note that the EHIC does not cover repatriation
or other costs so it is still worth considering
Many other countries (e.g. the US) offer no or
very limited state healthcare and it is all
privately provided. Healthcare can get very
expensive so it is recommended that you obtain
health insurance. This also usually covers the
cost of repatriating you to the UK if you are
unable to travel using your planned method of
low-cost health insurance.
for online medical information.
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