Our practice nurses are able offer medical advice regarding travel and vaccinations where appropriate. Prior to the appointment you will need to complete a Travel Consultation Risk Assessment form. These are available from reception or alternatively please see the link below. This will will need to be completed and handed in or sent in online. One of our nurses will then contact you to discuss further and arrange an appointment.
Please also access the following website - http://www.fitfortravel.scot.nhs.uk/home.aspx - or see links to individual countries at the bottom of this page. Please include countries and areas within countries that you are visiting. This will enable you to do a self risk assessment process and help speed up your appointment.
Please be aware that there may be a charge for the vaccinations - to check, please contact the surgery before your appointment. This can only be confirmed once the nurse has seen your questionnaire and ascertained which vaccinations are required.
Do plan ahead - don't leave your vaccinations until the last minute. Please allow at least two weeks before you travel.
Please note: We are no longer a registered Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre.
|Europe & Russia||North America|
|Central America||South America and Antarctica|
|Middle East||Central Asia|
|East Asia||Australasia and Pacific|
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 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 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
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 following will NOT be provided on NHS prescriptions:
·Malaria prophylaxis *
·Postponement of menstruation (norethisterone or medroxyprogesterone)
·Fear of flying (diazepam)
·Jet Lag (melatonin)
·Certain travel vaccines *
·Prescriptions for more than 3 months’ supply (ongoing supplies from the destination country)
*These items may be provided on a private prescription where the GP deems it is clinically appropriate.