Please be aware we are unable to assist you with last minute travel requests (after 8 weeks before travel). There are a number of Private Travel Clinics locally that may be able to assist you.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
If you require vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an initial telephone appointment with the Practice Nurse to discuss your travel arrangements.
This will include:
- Which countries and areas within these countries you are visiting
- How long the holiday is for
- The type of accommodation you will be staying in
It is important to make this initial telephone appointment as early as possible – at least 8 weeks before you travel. This is to ensure the Practice Nurse can assess what vaccinations are needed for your holiday. Some vaccination schedules require a course of 2 or more injections over a period of weeks/months requiring more than one appointment.
Some travel vaccinations will incur a charge. This is because travel vaccinations are not included in the services provided by the NHS and are therefore a chargeable service.
Vaccines which we offer at the Surgery and are chargeable are:
- Meningitis ACWY
- Hepatitis B
- Hepatitis A & B
- Japanese Encephalitis
- Malaria tablets requiring a Private Prescription
Travel Health resources for the public:
Fit ForTravel: www.fitfortravel.scot.nhs.uk
Foreign& Commonwealth office: http://www.fco.gov.uk/
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.