Please complete your travel forms as soon as possible, ideally 8 to 12 weeks before travelling. Travel Form (PDF) or Travel Form (Word Document).
There is currently a national shortage of vaccines for travel (Hepatitis A and B and Tetanus) therefore we may not have these vaccines available at your appointment and may need to redirect you to a larger travel centre.
You can either e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) fax (01305 848061), post or return your completed form to us. Please allow 7 days for the Travel Nurse to assess the information supplied and then telephone the surgery to arrange an appointment.
Please be advised that we are unable to accept any travel forms with less than 8 weeks notice to your travel date. If you find yourself in this situation, then we advise you to seek advice from an alternative travel clinic such as Boots (visit their website), Wimborne Travel Clinic , CityDoc or Masta Travel Health.
At your appointment our Nurse will advise you on the immunisations you require and arrange a schedule for carrying these out. Please note that advice for malaria changes from time to time, so please visit this website so that you can keep up to date with the latest advice: Fit for Travel.
Puddletown Surgery is also a Yellow Fever Centre. The National Travel Health Network website enables you to search for other local Yellow Fever Centres, which include Fordington Surgery, Boots in Dorchester, CityDoc Clinic in Dorchester and clinics in Weymouth, Bridport, Sherborne and Sturminster Newton.
If you wish to access our service here, please first read this information leaflet here and then download this Yellow Fever Questionnaire. When completed, please fax, email, post or bring in to the surgery. Once signed off by our doctors, we will telephone you to arrange an appointment. Please note that the fee for a Yellow Fever vaccination is £60 and that we need payment before we order the vaccines. We also require four weeks before you travel.
Vaccinations for Hepatitis A, Tetanus/Diphtheria/Polio and Typhoid can be prescribed and so are free of charge, but for those vaccinations we cannot prescribe, private charges are as follows:
Rabies (course of three)
|Japanese B Encephalitis (course of two)||£190.00|
|Hepatitis B (course of three)||£80.00|
|Hepatitis B Booster||£27.00|
|Meningitis ACW & Y Vaccine (for travellers)||£35.00|
Yellow Fever exemption certificate
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To download please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)