If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
As of 1st May 2016 there is a £20.00 administration fee for costs relating to travel immunisations. This fee will need to be settled at the time of submitting your application.
NB If travelling at short Notice, best to attend Specialist Travel Clinics who can advise on accelerated courses.
Patients should attend the Surgery or Specialist Travel Clinic 6 to 8 weeks prior to departure.
Kilwinning Medical PracticeTravel - here in the SUrgery
What we can provide
Our Practice Nurses offer advice, information and vaccinations for patients travelling abroad. The Surgery can provide the following vaccines on the NHS - for an administration fee of £20:
Diphtheria, Tetanus, Polio, Hepatitis A, Typhoid and MMR Note that Hepatitis B can also be provided if required.
Anti-malarial drugs can be purchased from your local Community Pharmacists who will advise you and of your areas of travel.
Travel Health Questionnaire Travel Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
We would ask that if you are travelling within the next 14 days, you contact one of the Specialist Travel Clinics to ensure that an appointment is obtained.
Specialist Travel Clinics
What the Specialist Travel Clinics can provide
If you require any of the following additional vaccines:
Rabies, Yellow Fever, Meningococcal ACWY, Cholera, Japanese Encephalitis, Tick Borne Encephalitis
you will also need to attend one of the Specialist Travel Clinics shown below:
Glasgow Travel Clinic 0141 889 7656
Ayrshire Central Hospital Tuesdays 11-12:30pm By Appointment ONLY. 01563 577970 Dr Allan's Secretary.
Glasgow Airport Monday to Friday every week By Appointment ONLY. 0141 8484800
Masta Travel Clinic 90 Mitchell Street, Glasgow. Short Notice Appointments. 0141 221 4224
Information on travel vaccinations and anti-malarial tablets can be found on the following Fit for Travel NHS website
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)