If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. Please see below for the methods available to do this. Your disucssions will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 8 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 as they are not a stock vaccine and the Fort William Pharmacies do not always carry unusual items, therefore need to order them in.
Your second appointment needs to be at least 6 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these may incur a charge. Your chemist will also make a charge. This is because travel vaccination is not included in the free care provided by the NHS and therefore is a chargeable service.
Some vaccines - such as Yellow Fever - are not available locally and therefore it might be appropriate to arrange all your travel vaccines via the specialist Travel Clinics in either Inverness (RS Occupational Health - 01463 513100) or Glasgow. We will advise you of this at your initial appointment. Another reason to seek advice early!
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse. They will then contact you with an appointment time to enable them to go through your requirements and to offer up-to-date advice.
A SEPERATE FORM IS REQUIRED FOR EACH TRAVELLER AND EACH TRAVELLER MUST BE REGISTERED WITH THE PRACTICE
This form is also available to collect from the surgery, if you feel uncomfortable about entering your data via our secure sever. You will need to hand this in to the surgery PRIOR to any appointment being allocated, so we can review your requirements
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)