Our practice nurses offer a full range of vaccinations and travel advice. We are also a yellow fever vaccination centre.
Most travel vaccinations are free of charge. However a few of them do incur a charge for example Meningitis ACWY (£50) and some anti-malarial prescriptions (£20).
It is important to get vaccinated well in advance of travelling to ensure the vaccines are fully effective; two weeks before is considered the minimum.
You can check which vaccinations you require by going to the following site www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk or you can request a telephone consultation with a nurse.
The NHS accepts responsibility for supplying ongoing medication for temporary periods abroad of up to three months. If a person is going to be abroad for more than three months then only a sufficient supply of his/her regular medication should be provided to enable them to get to the destination and find an alternative supply. NHS prescriptions must never be obtained by relatives or friends on behalf of patients who are currently abroad, irrespective of such factors as owning a house in the UK or paying UK taxes. Patients are responsible for ensuring that any drugs they take into a country conform to local laws
Are you planning a trip abroad? Click on the fit for travel logo to get free travel advice.
fitfortravel is a public access website provided by the NHS (Scotland).
It gives travel health information for people travelling abroad from the UK.
Remember that you should always discuss your particular needs with your own nurse.
The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) and National Travel Health Network and Centre have up-to-date advice on staying safe and healthy abroad.
For the latest travel advice from the FCDO including security and local laws, plus passport and visa information check travelaware.campaign.gov.uk