Travel Vaccinations Service
Please note that we do not offer travel immunisation advice – we are not travel specialists. If you require travel vaccinations, you should contact NHS Inform 0800 22 44 88 for advice and check with them which immunisations are required for your destination, before contacting us for an appointment.
Our Practice Nurses offer basic travel immunisations at no charge, as per our NHS contract, depending on your destination and your current vaccine status.
The following travel vaccinations are free on the NHS in Scotland and will be the only ones offered:
- Hepatitis A
- Diptheria, Polio and Tetanus (combined)
Please ensure that you contact us SIX weeks before departure. You will need to meet with the Practice Nurse in the first instance to discuss your travel arrangements. A prescription for any of the necessary vaccinations provided free by the NHS will be issued at this point. Once you have obtained your medication from the pharmacy, you should book another appointment to see one of our Practice Nurses so that the vaccination(s) can be administered. Please remember that you must bring the vaccinations detailed on the prescription with you to your Practice Nurse appointment.
If you are going further afield or off the beaten track, or if you require anti-malaria prophylaxis or TB screening for travel, we do not provide these non-NHS services.
For non-NHS services you may wish to contact:
Vaccinations and advice on TB screening – Crosshouse Hospital: 01563 577970
Vaccinations, travel advice, anti-malaria prophylaxis and advice on TB screening – The Travel Clinic Glasgow: 0141 889 7656.
Travel Clinic, Glasgow Airport: 0141 848 4800
Anti-malaria prophylaxis – visit a Pharmacist for advice.
Employees and Students at Risk
Immunisations and blood screening required for Occupational or Educational Purposes is the responsibility of the Employer’s or Student’s Occupational Health Department. We do not provide this non-NHS service and we advise patients to inform their Occupational Health Department that they should not be exposed to risk if they are not immunised or had their immunity confirmed or been trained in exposure to sharps/bodily fluids.