Many students take the opportunity to travel, either during the summer vacation, or because it is a requirement of their course.
Travel is a great opportunity to experience different cultures and environments. The University of Lincoln Health Service want ensure that you remain healthy and protected from important diseases during any trips abroad.
For more travel information visit https://travelhealthpro.org.uk/
It is advisable to make an appointment to discuss you travel plans as far in advance as possible. Some vaccination schedules can take several weeks to complete and we suggest booking in a minimum of six weeks before you go as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work. Ask the reception for a travel appointment and they will book a travel consultation with one of our practice nurses.
During this initial consultation the nurse will:
- discuss your travel plans
- if necessary commence any vaccination courses
It is therefore very important that if possible you bring any vaccination records you possess to this consultation. If you are unsure of this you may need to ask your parents or check the records from your previous doctor.
The consultations are about far more than just what vaccinations you require, and will also cover other key areas that need to be considered to keep you healthy. You will also have the chance to buy key medical supplies such as anti malarial pills, mosquito nets and travel health packs.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the Fit for travel website
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.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.