For travellers with complicated itineraries or intending to stay abroad for more than 2 weeks, up to date travel information is available on the Internet at http://www.fitfortravel.scot.nhs.uk/
and the Department of Health’s web site at
Please bring any relevant print outs with you when you see the nurse.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
Appointments need to be booked well in advance, so please make your appointments 6-8 weeks prior to departure in case a course of vaccinations is required. Some vaccinations are outside NHS work and are chargeable.
Advice concerning malaria is available from the above information sites, and if recommended it is important to take it the treatment correctly. Some malaria tablets are not available on prescription and can only be obtained from the chemist. Some are only available on private prescription for which you will have to pay. You will need to discuss your requirements with the doctor or nurse.
Many infections abroad can be avoided by careful hygiene and avoiding under-cooked food, use bottled water and protect yourself from mosquito bites. It is worth obtaining a copy of Travellers Health obtainable from the practice or post offices.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.