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We regret to say that we have no further supplies of pneumonia vaccine and due to a national shortage we are unlikely to get any more until January.  Please keep an eye on the website for updates.

We have recently seen a cut to the number of blood test appointment slots offered to us by Maidstone Tunbridge Wells Trust.  In the circumstances demand for the remaining slots is very high.  If you have a blood test appointment please can you ensure that you attend or let reception know if you wish to cancel.

We are now sending appointment reminders by text message.  If you would like to receive these please make sure we have your up to date mobile phone number.

As you can imagine, our telephone lines are busiest between 8am and 10am.  It would be really appreciated if patients ringing for a routine appointment or other routine matter could avoid those times. Thank you.

We are now taking bookings for flu vaccinations.  If you are eligible we will already have ordered your flu vaccination so we ask you to support the practice and have the flu jab at the surgery rather than at a pharmacy.

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Travel Vaccinations

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We offer a tailored travel health service including a full range of vaccinations and advice on malaria prophylaxis.

We are a designated yellow fever 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. You will be seen by a nurse who has experience and training in travel medicine and immunisation, and who has access to specialist travel health online resources.

There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the NATHNAC website - www.nathnac.net and we suggest that you visit the travel health pro section of the website before your appointment.

It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible  - at least 6-8 weeks before you travel (earlier for complex intineraries or higher risk travel)- as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations and some vaccines require a course which can take 1-2 months to complete.

However, if you have a last minute trip, or have only just got round to thinking about vaccinations for your holiday IT IS NEVER TOO LATE!  Some vaccinations can be given right up to the date of departure, and most malaria tablets should be started just one to two days before arrival in the risk area.  Please book a telephone appointment with the nurse who will be able to advise you on which vaccinations you have time for.  If we are unable to offer you a last minute appointment we can refer you to a private travel clinic.

If you have children who require vaccinations we ask that you book a telephone appointment to speak with the nurse first to discuss options.  It is often less stressful for the child to be vaccinated at a separate appointment.


Travelling in Europe

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



 
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