It is very important that you seek advice at least 10 - 12 weeks before you travel. This is because some vaccinations need more than one injection, and others take time to start working.

The private providers locally include:

Some injections are free via the NHS e.g. Hepatitis A, Typhoid, Polio and you will be advised accordingly.

These private providers will perform a risk assessment to identify which vaccines are recommended and the advice that best meets your needs. The information that is required from you will include:

  • Departure date
  • Length of stay
  • All destinations
  • Type of accommodation
  • Style of trip (e.g. business/voluntary work)
  • High risk activities
  • If female and of child bearing age possibility of pregnancy
  • Current medical conditions
  • Current medication
  • Known allergies
  • Previous reactions to vaccinations

Travel safely and return healthy!

airport arrivals board

Before you attend for your appointment it will be helpful to you if you go to this website

Print off and read the information for each country that you will be visiting and take it with you to your appointment.


For many countries you will need to take malaria tablets. These will either be ones that you buy at the chemist or the travel consultant will provide this as a private service. You will also need good insect repellent and take precautions to avoid bites as well as taking tablets!

St Leonard's Practice

The Surgery
Athelstan Road
Exeter EX1 1SB

Surgery opening hours
Monday to Friday 08:15 - 18:00
Closed Wed 13:00 - 14:00

Appointment Line: 01392 201 791
General Enquiries: 01392 201 790

Surgery telephone hours
Monday to Friday 08:30 - 13:00 & 14:00 - 18:00

All calls to and from St Leonard's Practice are recorded. Recordings will only be accessed as required for quality and training purposes and may be used in complaint resolution.

The St Leonard's Practice provides GP and family doctor services to patients in Exeter, Wonford, Heavitree, St Leonard's, Whipton, Stoke Hill and Pennsylvania.