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.
Please note only the undernoted vaccines are available on NHS prescriptions:
- Hepatitis A
Immunisations 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.
Please be advised there may be a charge for certain vaccines that are required.
Travel Clinic Forms are available to collect from reception or download from our website (please see below). They should be collected, completed and returned to the practice at least 8 weeks before travel. When you hand your forms in to reception an appointment will be made for you with the Practice Nurse for the Travel Clinic.
Handing your forms in at least 8 weeks before travel will allow the Practice Nurse time to research your destination for up to date health information and vaccination requirements. The Practice Nurse will also review the information you have provided in the Travel Form and previous vaccinations that you have had which will be noted in your file.
During your appointment the Practice Nurse will discuss with you the up to date information about your destination and the information you provided in the Travel Form. The Practice Nurse will advise if vaccinations are required for your trip. If vaccinations are required an appointment will be booked by the Practice Nurse for you to receive your vaccinations.
Information can be provided to travellers in the Travel Clinic about Malaria, Prophylaxis, skin care and various other queries about your trip.
Travelling Sooner Than 6 Weeks
If you are travelling sooner than 6 weeks we unfortunately are not able to book a Travel Clinic Appointment for you at the surgery. The process of reviewing destination health care advice and patient information requires the appointment to be booked at least 6 weeks before travel.
In this instance we advise you to search online for local travel clinic services by searching ‘travel clinic Aberdeen’ which will provide you with a list of various pharmacies and Private Travel Clinics. Please note charges will apply at these clinics.
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.
In the instance that the surgery does not have a suitable appointment for you or that you are travelling sooner than 6 weeks, we can provide you with your Vaccination History. This can then be presented at a Pharmacy or Private Travel Clinic.
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 . For confidentiality reasons we ask that you e-mail us your request so that we can reply to the correct 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 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/she can place himself/herself in the care of a doctor at his/her destination.”
Where on going medical attention is not necessary, the patient may be given a private prescription.