If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel please phone main reception on 0141 531 6425 and ask for a travel telephone appointment with the Practice Nurse. PLEASE ENSURE YOU CONTACT THE NURSE 6 - 8 WEEKS BEFORE YOU TRAVEL.
You will be asked to complete a questionnaire about your trip so that the Nurse can research what vaccines you will need. Paper versions are available at reception but you might find it easier to complete the online Travel Health Questionnaire linked below. In the medication section of the form you only have to include any medication NOT being prescribed at the practice.The form will be emailed securely to the practice when you complete it. The Practice Nurse will check over your plans against your medical records and check the latest vaccine advice for your destination.
At your telephone appointment the Practice Nurse will call you and discuss your travel plans, what vaccines or malaria tablets you should have and arrange the prescriptions. You will be offered an appointment with the Nurse to give them to you and don't forget to bring your vaccines directly from the chemist so they don't warm up.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required from www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk on the links below
It is important to make this initial telephone appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered from the chemist as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. The practice does not charge for issuing the prescription but the pharmacy will charge for the medicine. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
Some of the vaccines for more unusual destinations are only given by specialist private travel clinics.This would include the rabies vaccine and JapB encephalitis and some others. Below are contact details for some of the local ones.
EMCARE travel clinic 4th Floor, Atlantic House, 45 Hope St, Glasgow G2 6AE Tel 0141 404 0075 www.emcare.co.uk
MASTA Travel Clinic OH Works 90 Mitchel St. Glasgow G1 3NQ Tel 0141 221 4224 www.masta-travel-health.com
GP Matters 87 Barrington Dr. Glasgow G4 9ES Tel 0141 339 0894 www.gpmatters.com
The Travel Clinic Glasgow Room 5, West Wing, St James Business Centre, Linwood Rd., Tel 0141 889 7656 Paisley PA3 3AT www.thetravelclinicglasgow.co.uk
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
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)