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Travel Clinic & Holiday Vaccinations

Travel Clinic & Holiday Vaccinations

As of the 1st April 2022 GP surgeries will no longer offer any type of vaccinations.

Please click on the fit for travel link in the Fit for travel section below or on the buttons below for further information.

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.

Travel Clinics

A full travel advice service is offered at specialist travel clinics. They can be contacted on the following numbers.

Western General Hospital Edinburgh0131 537 2822
Edinburgh Travel Health Clinic0131 667 1030
Dears Pharmacy, High Street Dunfermline 01383 723571

For those individuals who cannot access the “Fit For Travel” website, they will be
able to call the NHS Inform helpline number, 0800 22 44 88, where call handlers
will be available to talk individuals through the process over the phone.

Healthy Travel Leaflet

You may find the following leaflet helpful when making your travel arrangements.

Malaria

Malaria is a serious tropical disease spread by mosquitoes. If it isn’t diagnosed and treated promptly, it can be fatal.

A single mosquito bite is all it takes for someone to become infected.

Please download our useful leaflet on Mosquito Advice

Hepatitis immunisation

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.”

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