Travel Health and Vaccinations

If you think you require vaccines and/or a malaria risk assessment, you should make an appointment with a travel health professional.

Travel Clinic

As of May 2022 the practice does not provide travel vaccinations. These are provided by the NHS A&A Travel Health Service.

You can find more information on the Fit For Travel website www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk – see the ‘Before you Travel’ section for details on how you can arrange a Travel Risk assessment with your local Health Board if required.

Please allow plenty of time to organise this prior to travelling.

Vaccines

Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge.This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.

Please note only the undernoted vaccines are available on NHS Prescriptions:-

  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B – can be provided if required.
  • Typhoid
  • Diphtheria
  • Tetanus
  • Polio

Anti-malarial drugs can be purchased from your local Community Pharmacists who will advise you and of your areas of travel.

Healthy Travel Leaflet

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

Advice on Malaria will be given.

Please download and print our useful guide below about Mosquito advice.

Specialist Travel Clinics

If you are unable to wait for a Travel Risk assessment, then you can attend a MASTA clinic or any other Specialist Travel Clinic. Please be aware that charges will apply.

What the Specialist Travel Clinics can provide

If you require any of the following additional vaccines: Rabies, Yellow Fever, Meningococcal ACWY, Cholera, Japanese Encephalitis, Tick Borne Encephalitis.

Glasgow Travel Clinic0141 889 7656
Ayrshire Central Hospital 
Tuesdays 11:00am-12:30pm  
By Appointment ONLY – Dr Allan’s Secretary.
 
01563 577970
Glasgow Airport
Monday to Friday by appointment ONLY
0141 848 4800

Masta

Masta offer travel health consultations, vaccinations (including yellow fever at MASTA nurse lead clinics and selected community pharmacies), antimalarials and travel related retail items. MASTA (Medical Advisory Service for Travellers Abroad), was established over 30 years ago and we now operate one of the largest network of private travel clinics in the UK.

Excess quantities of regular repeat prescriptions

Under NHS legislation, the NHS ceases to have responsibility for people when they leave the United Kingdom. However, to ensure good patient care the following guidance is offered. People travelling to Europe should be advised to apply for a Global Health Insurance Card.

Medication required for a pre-existing condition should be provided in sufficient quantity to cover the journey and to allow the patient to obtain medical attention abroad. If the patient is returning within the timescale of their usual prescription, then this should be issued (the maximum duration of a prescription is recommended by the Care Trust to be two months, although it is recognised that prescription quantities are sometimes greater than this). Patients are entitled to carry prescribed medicines, even if originally classed as controlled drugs, for example, morphine sulphate tablets.

For longer visits abroad, the patient should be advised to register with a local doctor for continuing medication (this may need to be paid for by the patient).

General practitioners are not responsible for prescriptions of items required for conditions which may arise while travelling, for example travel sickness or diarrhoea. Patients should be advised to purchase these items from community pharmacies prior to travel.