The Spinney Surgery

Ramsey Road, St. Ives, Cambridgeshire, PE27 3TP

Current time is 17:42 - We're open


Telephone: 01480 495347

Out of Hours: 111

Travel Vaccinations

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.


Make Us Aware

Please make sure that you contact the practice as soon as you know you are going on holiday to any of the below destinations. It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible – at least six weeks before you travel – 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 four weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.

If you are travelling at short notice and/or we have no available appointments, you may need to arrange your vaccinations at a private clinic. Travellers requiring special vaccines for yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis and rabies will need to visit either Masta Travel Clinics (42 Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 1NT, 01223 367362) or Boots (Queensgate Centre, Peterborough, 01733 552876)

Please note ACWY meningitis and Hepatitis B vaccinations can be given at the Spinney Surgery but on a private basis involving a charge. If you are travelling to a destination requiring malaria cover chemoprophylaxix, you will either be able to purchase these over the counter from the chemist or you may need a particular type of tablet requiring a prescription from us or a travel clinic. Please note, if you require malaria tablets on a private prescription, there will be a charge. The type of malaria tablets you require will depend on your destination.


Booking Your Vaccinations

When you call the practice about these vaccinations, our reception team will ask you some information about where you are going to and for how long before going on to pass this information to our clinical team who will review your records and suggest the vaccines that you may need. You can also complete the below form which features the same questions which can then be submitted to our teams.

By completing this information early, we can ensure that you are fitted in for your vaccinations if they are needed. If vaccinations are recommended for travel, these will be free to the patient. Some vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and as mentioned above, 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.

For more information on which vaccinations you may need for a specific country, please access the Travel Health Pro website here. On this site, you can also read about any current disease outbreaks and if they will affect your trip.

1 Your details
2 Your trip
3 Confirmation


Medication for Flying

Please read our policy here on providing sedatives for flying.


Opening Times

  • Monday
    08:00 until 13:00
    14:00 until 18:00
  • Tuesday
    08:00 until 13:00
    14:00 until 18:00
  • Wednesday
    08:00 until 13:00
    14:00 until 18:00
  • Thursday
    08:00 until 13:00
    14:00 until 18:00
  • Friday
    08:00 until 13:00
    14:00 until 18:00
  • Saturday
  • Sunday