PLEASE NOTE FROM 1ST APRIL 2022 TRAVEL VACCINATIONS ARE NO LONGER CARRIED OUT WITHIN GP SURGERIES.
To book travel vaccinations please visit :-
NHS inform – Scottish health information you can trust | NHS inform where you will get all the information relating to Overseas Travel Vaccinations.
You can also visit Destinations – Fit for Travel to check which vaccination you require
If you live in North West Glasgow, please visit the above websites to read what you are required to do then contact the following travel clinic to arrange your vaccinations –
email – [email protected]
Call – 0141 816 1002
Vaccination Enquiries 0800 917 6115
PLEASE NOTE EMCARE TRAVEL CLINIC IS ONLY FOR PATIENTS WHO LIVE IN NORTH WEST GLASGOW
If you live outwith North West Glasgow please visit NHS inform to find your travel clinic.
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.
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
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.