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.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
The practice offers a variety of advice on health issues when travelling abroad. These include general information on specific countries, need for immunisations and risks and prevention of specific illness such as malaria. We are also a yellow fever centre.
It is usually advisable to make an appointment as soon as your travel plans are known as immunisations are more effective if given some weeks before leaving the country. Also if you are travelling through several different countries, you may need different immunisations over a period of several weeks and some vaccines have to be specially ordered which may take a few days.
We offer advice and many vaccines without charge but there are fees for certain immunisations and malaria prevention medicines.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
You may find further information at the following websites:
Fit for Travel - www.fitfortravel.scot.nhs.uk
MASTA ( Medical Advice Service for Travellers Abroad ) - www.masta.org
World Health Organisation - www.who.int/en