Travel Vaccinations & Immunisations

global air travel

The Practice’s Nursing team run a travel clinic. Please make contact at least 6 - 8 weeks before you travel to allow time for any necessary courses of injections (Tel 0131 451 3010). Patients must complete and return the questionnaire (click on the links below to download BOTH pages). This is to allow the Nurse time to research your travel route and determine what health care provisions are necessary. This can be returned in person/by post or by email (see tab "how do I?" for email address).

Your travel assessment will be done initially by phone. After your telephone appointment the Nurse will arrange a face to face appointment for appropriate vaccinations.

NHS regulations enable us to prescribe and administer certain vaccines at no charge. Other travel related vaccinations, prescriptions and advice will incur a charge as they are out with NHS provision. Please see Reception for a list of fees. Payment by cash, debit card or credit card (£1.00 surcharge for credit card payments)

Travel Questionnaire pg1

Travel Questionnaire pg2


It is up to the individual travelling to find out restrictions/entry requirements of the countries they are visiting.  This includes obtaining any certification with regards to Covid vaccinations and status.

 

Useful websites:

https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-on-travel-and-transport/

https://www.nhsinform.scot/care-support-and-rights/nhs-services/doctors/travel-health-and-vaccinations


For advice and information on travel health please visit Fit for Travel website.

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.

There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below: 

Europe Europe & Russia North America North America
Central America Central America South America South America
Caribbean Caribbean Africa Africa
Middle East Middle East Central Asia Central Asia
East Asia East Asia Australasia Australasia and Pacific

It is important to make the 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.


Travelling in Europe

If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.

 
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