Vaccinations for foreign travel are given by the practice nurse. Please allow plenty of time to arrange your vaccinations as sometimes more than one appointment will be required to allow the different treatments to work. Please note that not all vaccinations are available free of charge through the NHS - ask the receptionist to confirm if there are any charges for the vaccination you require or refer to our Fees for Non NHS Services.
We ask patients to complete a form to confirm the nature of their travel plans, so that we can ensure that you are provided with a vaccination plan that offers you the best possible protection. This takes time to compile, as we will need to check the latest advice for the areas in which you plan to travel. Accordingly, if patients fail to attend for a travel vaccination appointment, or cancel at less than 24 hours notice, we will charge you an administration fee of £25.
Patients are encouraged to contact us to make arrangements for their travel vaccinations ten weeks prior to leaving the country. A form has been designed to assist with this, available in reception or downloadable from the link below:
Patients should complete this, return it to us, and phone in 7 days for an appointment.
It may not be possible to provide an appointment at short notice – if so, the receptionist will advise about alternative private travel clinics.
Patients can also access the NHS travel vaccination website at www.fitfortravel.scot.nhs.uk to check any vaccinations required.
Further information about Travel Vaccinations can be found on the NHS Choices website.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below:
EHIC - European Health Insurance Card
The EHIC replaced the old E111 in 2006. The card is not an alternative to travel insurance. It will not cover any private medical healthcare or costs such as mountain rescue in ski resorts, being flown back to the UK, or lost or stolen property. Therefore, it is important to have both an EHIC and a valid private travel insurance policy. Some insurers now insist you hold an EHIC and many will waive the excess if you have one. You do not have to pay to get one of these, please check the NHS Choices website for more information and to access the official government website where you can order yours for free.