If you think that you may require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel, you will need to complete a Travel Form, which must then be handed in to the practice, at least 6 weeks before you are due to travel, marked clearly for the attention of the Travel Nurse.
If you are outwith this timescale, you will need to contact:
- NHS Occupational Health, Elgin on (01343) 567386, or
- RS Occupational Health, Inverness (01463) 513100
- Ark Occupational Health, Aberdeen (01224) 562747
- Capita, Aberdeen (01224) 669000
If you are within the appropriate timescale, the Travel Form can be printed off (see below) or collected from the practice, then completed and returned, including as much detail as possible. This will enable the travel nurse to give you the best and most up to date advice. The nurse will contact you in due course, with information on recommended immunisations and other travel advice. You will then need to arrange an appointment to get the recommended injections, allowing sufficient time, as advised, for the injections to take effect before you depart on your travels. There may be a charge for this, as not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS. These are detailed below - where applicable, payments are required prior to the administration of the vaccinations.
DIPTHERIA/TETANUS/POLIO, HEPATITIS A and TYPHOID
Patients issued NHS Prescription. No charge for administering injection
HEPATITIS A BOOSTER - As above.
OTHER IMMUNISATIONS eg MENINGITIS and RABIES are required occasionally. Patient given Private Prescription - pay Pharmacy for injection. Appointment with Practice Nurse. Charge of £18 per person per injection will be made for advice and administration of injection.
Patients given Private Prescription for course of 3 injections - pay Pharmacy. Appointments at recommended intervals with the Practice Nurse. Charge of £54 for the course.
Patient given Private Prescription - pay Pharmacy for tablets/capsules.
FOR FURTHER ONLINE TRAVEL ADVICE
Access the travel advice section of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office website www.fco.gov.uk/en/travel-and-living-abroad/travel-advice-by-country. Then access the Locate service at www.fco.gov.uk/en/travel-and-living-abroad/staying-safe/Locate.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
Travel Health Form
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please print out and complete the form below and return to the practice, marked clearly for the attention of the travel nurse.
2018 Travel Questionnaire Pro Forma
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)