If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you firstly need to complete a travel questionnaire, these are available online below or direct from the surgery.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
Useful website for patients: www.fitfortravel.scot.nhs.uk
It is important to submit a travel form - at least 8 weeks before travelling, as an appointment with the practice nurse may be necessary to have any vaccinations required. We require one form per person with all specific destinations clearly stated. Some vaccinations have to be specially ordered in as they are not routinely kept in stock and these will incur a charge. This can be up to £400 for exotic or remote destinations. The most common, Yellow Fever, is £70. (Prices can go up or down)
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and 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.
The nurse will look at the travel form and we will contact you by phone to advise which vaccinations, if any, are required. Your appointment will need to be at least 7-10 days before you travel for the vaccines to take effect.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the travel form before making any appointment to see the nurse.
MARCH 2015 - Important Information
TYPHOID/HEP A - Limited supply of dual vaccine until mid March 2015. There are alternative single vaccines available.
RABIES - Very limited supply of licensed vaccine nationwide. We may ask you to go to a travel clinic if we are unable to obtain the vaccine ourselves.
Travelling in Europe
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 visit 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)