If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you must complete a travel questionnaire and then make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements.
This will include which countries and areas/towns within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
Click the link below to download our ‘Travel Risk Assessment Form’ for completion.
N.B. Travel Risk Assessment Form must be submitted at least 6 weeks prior to the date of travel, otherwise we will be unable to process the form.
Click on the link below to access our ‘Travel Information Leaflet’ which contains information about the services that we offer here at Neilston Medical Centre.
There is further information about specific countries and vaccinations required on the links below:
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible – at least 6 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.
Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Please note that your vaccine should be collected at the chemist immediately prior to your appointment to have the vaccination administered.
Vaccines should NOT be stored in a home refrigerator as they require to be stored at specific temperatures and will not be administered to the patient if this has been the case.
Most travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge.
This is because travel vaccination is not included in the services provided by the NHS and therefore is a chargeable service.
(15 July 2014)
Polio Virus in Pakistan, Cameroon, Syria and Equatorial Guinea. Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Iraq, Israel, Somalia and Nigeria
Travellers to the countries named above should be encouraged to take strict precautions with food, water and personal hygiene.
- Travellers should receive a booster dose of a polio-containing vaccine if they have not had one in the past 12 months and are visiting one of the 10 polio-infected countries (listed above) for longer than 4 weeks
- Travellers should acquire this additional dose within 12 months of the date they plan to leave the polio-infected country.
- Travellers visiting one of these countries for less than 4 weeks should ensure they are up-to-date with routine polio vaccination, including 10 yearly boosters.
- Travellers should carry proof of vaccination. In particular, for Pakistan, Cameroon, Syria and Equatorial Guinea this should be documented on the standard International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis (ICVP). The ICVP is the ‘Yellow Card’ normally used for yellow fever vaccination.