When travelling please allow as much time as possible to arrange your travel appointment, with the Practice. This will ensure that you are more likely to be fully vaccinated before you depart to your destination; we advise you attend to arrange your appointment at least six weeks before you travel.
Please note only the undernoted vaccines are available on NHS Prescriptions:
- Hepatitis A
Advice on Malaria will be given.
Immunisation against infectious Hepatitis (Hepatitis A) is available free of charge on the NHS in connection with travel abroad. However Hepatitis B is not routinely available free of charge and therefore you may be charged for this vaccination when requested in connection with travel abroad
If you wish a Travel Advice appointment please request this giving as full details as possible of your destination/s and an appointment will be given in the next nurse led travel clinic.
If you are unable to wait for our next available travel advice appointment, as advised by the reception staff, then you can attend any Private Travel Clinic (you can obtain these numbers by searching online i.e. type in “travel clinic” then “Aberdeen”, to display a list of clinics) charges will apply at these clinics.
Downloadable Travel Clinic Documents
Fit for Travel
If you wish further information before you travel please click the link for Fit For Travel where further information can be obtained relating to your holiday/travel destination.
The surgery at times may not have a suitable appointment available for the travel clinic (required to be booked at least 6 weeks before travel for first appointment). In this instance we can provide your vaccination history to attend a travel clinic at a pharmacy that provides this service.
Reception/Admin staff can print a copy of your vaccination history but are not qualified to give medical advice. To obtain your vaccination history please request by phone on 01224 641968 or alternatively by e-mail to: email@example.com. Requesting by e-mail is at your own risk. For confidentiality reasons we ask that you e-mail us to request so that we can reply to avoid sending information to a wrong e-mail address. Please allow at least 2 working days for your reply.
Excess quantities of regular repeat prescriptions
A Scottish home and Health Department circular from 1971 clarifies the position on prescribing for patients going abroad for extended periods. It states:-
“If a patient intends to go away for a longer period(than two to three week’s holiday) he/she may not be regarded as a resident of this country and would not be entitled to the benefits of the National Health Service…. It may not be in the patient’s best interest for him/her to continue to self-medication over such longer periods…. If a patient is going abroad for a long period, he/she should be prescribed sufficient drugs to meet his/her requirements only until such time as he can place himself/herself in the care of a doctor at his/her destination.”
Where ongoing medical attention is not necessary, the patient may be given a private prescription.