Aviemore Travel Clinic
The Practice offers a travel advice and vaccination service for our patients. In order for us to be able to ensure we can give vaccinations in good time before you travel we need a minimum of 8 weeks notice before you leave the country but the earlier the better. If you are travelling within 8 weeks we would recommend you contact Alert Health in Inverness on 01463 710441 who can provide an urgent service. In this instance we would be happy to give you a summary of the vaccinations we have on record.
There is now a lot of good information for travellers on line. We recommend that you look at www.fitfortravel.nhs.net which will give you information about recommended vaccinations for your destination as well as up to date advice regarding malaria risk, altitude sickness, food and water safety and bite avoidance and prevention.
We would ask that once you have checked the fit for travel website you fill in our Pre-Travel Health questionnaire (download below). This needs as much detail as you can give, as advice for certain vaccines depends on regions within countries as well as activities you are planning on undertaking whilst abroad. Also if you have had any vaccinations outside of the surgery (i.e privately or when in a foreign country) please provide evidence of these if available.
Once completed the receptionist will make an appointment for a telephone consultation to confirm what is required by way of vaccinations and/or anti-malaria medication. We can then organise prescriptions and appointments with the nurse for these.
Other useful websites
www.fco.gov.uk/travel - government website for up to date information re country safety, country specific rules and regulations and details of British embassies and Consulates
FORMS & FEES
Travel Clinic Fees
Pre-travel form (plesae print, compelte and bring to the Health Centre).
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. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.