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Travel & Holiday Vaccinations

From 1st April 2022, GP Practices will no longer provide travel health services.

Patients can access further information on what vaccinations are required together with malarial and safe travel advice at fit for travel, please click the link for Fit For Travel .

Please note only 4 travel vaccines are available free on the NHS :-

  • Hepatitis A
  • Typhoid
  • Diphtheria, Tetanus & Polio
  • Cholera

Any other vaccinations will incur a cost.

Getting your Travel Advice, Risk Assessment and Vaccination

Vaccination History

Information concerning your vaccination history can only be issued by the Practice Nurse or Doctor. Reception staff are not qualified to release this information to you. As your vaccination status is very important, your records require to be checked by a clinician. To obtain your vaccination history please submit a request in writing(for medico-legal purposes we are unable to accept e-mail requests) to the Practice Nurse. Please allow at least seven working days for your reply, there is a £25 charge for this service.

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.