Please allow as much time as possible (at least 6 weeks or more) before you travel, this will ensure that you are more likely to be fully vaccinated before departing to your destination. However if you are travelling within 3 weeks we are unable to offer this service due to the restrictions on appointments and you will be required to attend a private travel clinic for vaccinations
Please note only the undernoted vaccines are available on NHS Prescriptions:-
- Hepatitis A
Advice on Malaria will be given.
The Practice is now offering Yellow Fever Vaccinations – please note there will be a charge for this.
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
All other vaccines are available at the Brownlee Centre, which is based at:
1053 Great Western Road
Glasgow, G12 0YN
Phone: 0141 211 1089
Fax: 0141 211 1097
If you wish Travel Advice please print off and complete the Travel Vaccination Form below and return it to the surgery for the Practice Nurse.
Please call two days/48hrs after submitting the form to find out is the practice nurse has arranged a prescription, at this time you should make an appointment with the practice nurse.
On the day of the appointment and prior to attending the surgery please call into Boots pharmacy (next to the surgery) to pick up the vaccine and bring it along to the appointment.
Travel Advice will NOT be given over the phone.
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 in the Yellow Pages see link below, type in “travel clinic” then “Glasgow”, to display a list of clinics) charges will apply at these clinics.
If you wish further information before you travel please visit the following web site for further detailed information.
Go to Health care abroad for information concerning medical cover in other countries.
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.