If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to fill in a form for the Practice Nurse to organise your immunisation requirements at least 6-8 weeks before departure. Information required will include which countries and areas you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible, 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.
Please note only the undernoted vaccines are available on NHS Prescriptions:-
- Hepatitis A
You can also complete the online Travel form and send this to us. Some immunisations take several weeks until they start to provide protection and for this reason any travel form request received less than 6 weeks before departure date cannot be accepted by the practice. If you are travelling in 6 or less weeks you must contact a Travel Clinic for advice (see below).
Healthy Travel Leaflet
You may find the following leaflet helpful when making your travel arrangements.
Advice on Malaria will be given.
Please download and print our useful guide below about Mosquito advice.
Immunisation against infectious Hepatitis (Hepatitis A) is available free of charge on the NHS in connection with travel abroad. However Hepatitis B is not routinely available free of charge and therefore you may be charged for this vaccination when requested in connection with travel abroad.
If you are unable to wait for our next available travel advice appointment, as advised by the reception staff, then you can attend a MASTA clinic or any other Private Travel Clinic. Please be aware that charges will apply.
|Gecko Travel Clinics, Stirling and Dunblane||01786 845542 and 07769172357|
|Ochilview Travel Clinic, Falkirk||01324 715876|
|The Travel Clinic (Glasgow), near Glasgow Airport||0141 848 4800|
|Brownlee Travel Clinic, Gartnavel, Glasgow||0141 300 1130|
|Masta Travel Clinic, Mitchell Street, Glasgow||0141 221 4224|
|Masta Travel Clinic, Quality Street, Edinburgh||0131 336 3038|
|Edinburgh Travel Health Clinic, Newington, Edinburgh||0131 667 1030|
|Adventure Travel Clinic, Leith, Edinburgh||0131 561 1945|
Masta offer travel health consultations, vaccinations (including yellow fever at MASTA nurse lead clinics and selected community pharmacies), antimalarials and travel related retail items. MASTA (Medical Advisory Service for Travellers Abroad), was established over 30 years ago and we now operate one of the largest network of private travel clinics in the UK.
Excess quantities of regular repeat prescriptions
Under NHS legislation, the NHS ceases to have responsibility for people when they leave the United Kingdom. However, to ensure good patient care the following guidance is offered. People travelling within Europe should be advised to carry a European Health Insurance Card, known as an EHIC.
Medication required for a pre-existing condition should be provided in sufficient quantity to cover the journey and to allow the patient to obtain medical attention abroad. If the patient is returning within the timescale of their usual prescription, then this should be issued (the maximum duration of a prescription is recommended by the Care Trust to be two months, although it is recognised that prescription quantities are sometimes greater than this). Patients are entitled to carry prescribed medicines, even if originally classed as controlled drugs, for example, morphine sulphate tablets.
For longer visits abroad, the patient should be advised to register with a local doctor for continuing medication (this may need to be paid for by the patient).
General practitioners are not responsible for prescriptions of items required for conditions which may arise while travelling, for example travel sickness or diarrhoea. Patients should be advised to purchase these items from community pharmacies prior to travel.