If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the Practice Nurse at least 6-8 weeks before the date of travel to discuss your travel arrangements.
Travel advice is becoming increasingly more involved - if your trip is more than a simple holiday, the Nurse will advise you to access a Private Travel Clinic for more Specialist advice. Please see list below.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
At your initial appointment, the nurse will advise which NHS vaccines are required. A prescription will be requested from the Doctor for these and this prescription will be ready 48-hours after your initial appointment. Your second appointment with the Practice requires to be at least two weeks before you travel to receive any benefit from the vaccination, however, full benefit requires at least four weeks prior to travel.
We cannot provide advice on complex vaccination schedules, anti-malaria recommendations or travel prescriptions. Please see list of Private Travel Clinics below.
We can only provide the following travel vaccinations: Tetanus/Polio/Typhoid/Hepatitis A & Diptheria.
Travel Assessment Form
We require a travel assessment form to be completed for each patient travelling. Please click here to download our travel assessment form. The form must be completed before any travel screening appointment can be made, please ensure you bring your completed form to your appointment.
Private Travel Clinics
MASTA - Abbey Health Centre, East Abbey Street, Arbroath. TN: 0330 100 4099
Boots the Chemist, Reform Street, Dundee. TN: 01382 229711
Superdrug, Wellgate Centre, Dundee. TN: 01382 322083
Perth Travel Clinic, King James Business Centre, Perth. TN: 07967 622 186
(Perth Travel Clinic will provide travel advice for babies and young children)
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)
If you are concerned about taking medication abroad please visit your local community pharmacy who are well placed to provide any information that is needed, and can also advise on a wide range of travel related health issues.