Unfortunately, given the increasing pressure on our appointment system, and to free up nursing capacity, the doctors of Tayview Medical Practice have taken the decision to withdraw our Travel Clinic service.
Although we are withdrawing our service, you are still entitled to receive certain vaccinations for travel which are available under the NHS and we will continue to provide prescriptions for these vaccinations whilst offering you an appointment to have these administered at the practice.
The vaccinations which are available on an NHS prescription are:
Hepatitis A [infectious hepatitis] - first and second/booster doses
Combined hepatitis A and B - two doses with a third for over 16s
Typhoid - first and second/booster doses
Combined hepatitis A and typhoid - first and second/booster doses)
Tetanus, diphtheria and polio as given in the combined Td/IPV vaccine.
If you are planning to travel and require travel advice, we would encourage you to contact a local travel clinic to arrange an appointment. There are a variety of private travel clinics which provide such advice. Unfortunately, we are unable to direct you to a specific travel clinic but an online search of such clinics will provide you with the information you seek. Please note, there may be a charge involved when attending these clinics.
Upon attending a travel clinic, if any vaccination noted above is required, you should request a copy of your travel consultation and bring this to our Practice with a view to requesting a prescription for the vaccination. We will forward your consultation to our nursing team who will check your medical records and issue a prescription (if required). A member of our reception team will then contact you to advise you whether a prescription has been generated, where to collect the prescription from and arrange you an appointment with one of our practice nurses to have the vaccination administered.
It is extremely important that you request, and provide us with, a copy of you travel consultation.
We thank you for your understanding with this matter.