It is important to inform the practice as early as possible - at least 8 weeks before you travel. If out with the 8 week period or if any non NHS prescriptions are required, a referral will be recommended to an authorised travel clinic.
Please complete this questionnaire for every person travelling and return to the practice. We will then be in touch to inform you what vaccines are required and to arrange a suitable appointment for the vaccination to be carried out. A prescription may be issued for you to collect if the vaccine is not held in stock. (It is important that you provide an up to date contact telephone number). It is recommended that your nurse appointment be scheduled at least 4 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
We only provide travel vaccines that are available on the NHS free of charge. These are Typhoid, Hepatitis A, Cholera, Tetanus, Diphtheria and Polio. Other vaccines will need to be administered at an authorised travel clinic and paid for privately. These vaccines Include: Yellow Fever, Rabies, Meningitis ACYW (Mandatory for travel to Hajj and Umrah), Hepatitis B, Japanese Encephalitis and Anti-Malarial Tablets.
It is the patient’s responsibility to make sure their chosen pharmacy has a supply of the vaccines they require.
Travel Assessment Questionnaire
Please either print off the questionnaire from the above link or collect a copy from the GP Reception Desk. Please provide an up to date contact telephone number to avoid any delay in the vetting of your application.
The following is a list of private travel clinics (this is subject to change) where patients may wish to attend if private prescriptions are required or they are unable to attend the practice in sufficient time before traveling. The practice does not recommend any particular clinic.
The Surgery - 32 Smithyends, Cumbernauld Village G67 2SL Tel - 07471194613
The Travel Clinic - St James Business Centre, Linwood Road, Paisley or
University Barclay Medical Practice, Fraser Building, 65 Hillhead Street Glasgow
Tel - 0141 889 7656
Emcare Travel Clinic - 2nd Floor, Atlantic House, 45 Hope Street, Glasgow Tel - 0141 404 0075
MASTA Travel Clinic - 90 Mitchell Street, Glasgow Tel - 0330 100 4179
Boots - The Fort, Buchannan Street Glasgow and Braehead. Book online www.boots.com
Asda Pharmacy Cumbernauld - anti-malaria tablets for adults if required
Further information can also be obtained by accessing:
www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk or www.nathnac.org/travel
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.