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. Forms should be handed in 6 / 8 weeks before travel. Forms handed in less than 6 / 8 weeks before travel may take more time to process. It is important for patients to receive immunisations in plenty time to make them more effective. Thank you for your co-operation.
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 / 8 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 / 3 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
TRAVEL CLINIC CHARGES
Under NHS Regulations certain travel vaccinations are not covered by NHS provision. Along with most General Practices in Scotland, the Practice will charge for providing these and the administration of the vaccine.
Payable by all patients who require immunisations not covered by NHS
There may also be a charge payable to the pharmacy when you collect your prescription from them for any immunisations not covered by the NHS. Your pharmacist will be able to advise you of any charge applicable.
All charges are payable at time of consultation