Your holiday is booked, your cases maybe not quite packed, but this information provides you with details on how to obtain travel health advice to stay healthy whilst you travel.
Where do I look for information?
Please visit www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk.
This website will provide you with all the travel information you will require for your destination, for example vaccinations required and general health advice such as food and water precautions and bite avoidance.
The vaccinations below are provided in the surgery and covered by the NHS free of charge: -
Diphtheria/Tetanus/Polio (only available as a combined vaccine)
What do I do next?
There are certain medical conditions that may prevent you from receiving these vaccines. You must submit your request (link below) for the above vaccinations at least 6 weeks before you travel so we may check your eligibility before arranging an appointment.
We will contact you to arrange an appointment to receive the vaccines if you are eligible.
If you require any of the other vaccinations stated on the website or antimalarial tablets you can contact one of the following providers: -
Lloyds Pharmacy online service
Masta Travel Health
The Travel Clinic
RS Occupational Health, 10 Lotland Street, Inverness. IV1 1PA
Please be advised that some of the vaccinations require a course of injections so we recommend you seek their advice at least 6 weeks before you travel.
Travel Vaccine Request Form
Here is the link. Please click once to open, complete and print.
Please bring into the surgery once completed so we can arrange an appointment with one of the Practice Nurses. This should be done AT LEAST 4 WEEKS PRIOR TO YOUR TRAVEL DATE as Nurse Clinics are often booked ahead of time and we don't want you to miss out on having the correct protection for your travels.
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/commission/index_en (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)