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TRAVEL CLINIC for REGISTERED PATIENTS  
If you are arranging foreign travel or a holiday that may require immunisations, please can you complete the online travel form provided here. The completed form should then be emailed to the surgery via our Practice email or can be handed in at Reception if you prefer.  Blank forms are also available from Reception.  Our Nurse will then review your travel and contact you  to discuss any immunisations required at an agreed time.

The Travel appointments are very busy and it is advisable to make arrangements to have your travel vaccinations well in advance of your travel date as last minute appointments are seldom available. 
We require a MINIMUM of 6 - 8 WEEKS NOTICE before your date of travel and would ask for 8 weeks during peak periods such as travel dates in July/August, particularly in the event a series of vaccinations are required.  All vaccinations should be administered at least 2 weeks before you travel in order for them to be effective.  Please be aware that some immunisations may not be covered under the NHS.

If we cannot offer you a suitable appointment there are alternative private travel clinics.   Details of these clinics are noted below.  There is also a public information website which you can access by clicking www.fitfortravel.scot.nhs.uk.  


OTHER TRAVEL CLINICS
Local GECKO Travel Clinic  - geckotravelclinic.co.uk
Contact:                                 01786 845542 or on mobile: 07769 172357
Email:                                    anne@geckotravelclinic.co.uk
Address:                                 Airthrey Park Medical Centre, University of Stirling, FK9 4NJ

OR

Glasgow Airport - 0141 848 4800
(this clinic has a satellite clinic which is held locally - to arrange an appointment please telephone the number above)

Kennington Centre, Glasgow - 0141 429 0913

Ochilview Travel Health Clinic, Newlands Road, Reddingmuirhead, Falkirk FK2 0DY - 01324 715876 or enquiry@ochilview.com


CHARGES   Note: these services are for our Practice registered patients only
Some travel immunisations and anti-malarial treatments fall outside the remit of the NHS and recent changes in NHS policy have made it necessary to introduce charges for some treatments.   These charges are in line with other Practices in the region and are noted below.The doctor will give you a private prescription for your vaccine and anti-malarial medication.   Please note that you will also be required to pay the Pharmacist for your vaccine and anti-malarial medication.   Pharmacy charges may vary and it is wise to shop around.

Prescription for non-NHS immunisation.........................................£30

Yellow fever immunisation and certificate.....................................£50

Prescription for anti-malarial treatment........................................£15

Vaccine certificate..................................................................... £10

Non-NHS Immunisations include the following:

Hepatitis B............................................................................... £45 per course (3 inj)

Junior Hepatitis B

Jap B Encephalitis

Cholera

Meningitis A & C

Rabies.................................................................................... £45 per course (3 inj)


Information about countries and vaccinations required can be found on the links below:

Europe Europe & RussiaNorth America North America
Central America Central Americaindia South America
egypt Carribeanlithuania Africa
bulgaria Middle Eastpoland Central Asia
china East Asiachina Australasia and Pacific
 
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