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:
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.
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.
Clinicians do not provide advice to patients if they are outside the UK. They can obtain medical advice locally, and should arrange travel insurance to cover any costs involved in this. This would also cover supplying more than 3 months of medication.
Specialist Travel Advice – Non NHS – Private Fee applicable
We charge a standard fee for the advice, private prescription and administration of Non-NHS vaccines. You can also access advice, vaccinations and malaria prophylaxis direct from external travel clinics:
Western General Hospital – Crewe Road, Tel 537 2823
Masta Travel – 5 Quality Street, Davidson Mains, Tel 336 3038
Edinburgh Travel Clinic/City Doc – 46 Clerk Street, Tel 02037 946 697
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.