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Travel Vaccinationsglobal air travel

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: 

Europe Europe & Russia North America North America
Central America Central America South America South America
Caribbean Caribbean Africa Africa
Middle East Middle East Central Asia Central Asia
East Asia East Asia Australasia Australasia and Pacific

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.

Travel Questionnaire


Travelling in Europe

If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.

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