Our Practice Nurses are fully trained to provide advice regarding immunisations for travelling abroad, malaria prophylaxis and general advice about keeping yourself healthy whilst travelling. Initial information including whether vaccinations are suggested for your destination can be found at https://travelhealthpro.org.uk/countries .
For information, advice and to be seen (if appropriate), please complete a Travel Risk Assessment Form and return to the practice.
Forms can be emailed to the Practice at [email protected]. Paper copies are also available at Reception.
After we have received your form, a Practice Nurse will be in touch with you, so please ensure that we have up-to-date contact information for you. Please allow 3 working days to receive this initial contact. You will not be able to book travel appointments or obtain travel advice via Reception.
If you are travelling to an area where vaccinations are recommended, we ideally need to see you 6-8 weeks before you travel to allow for a course of vaccinations to be completed and for the vaccinations to take effect.
The following vaccinations are available at Observatory Medical Practice:
Some vaccinations are available without cost these are:
- Combined dose of Diphtheria, Tetanus, Polio
- Hepatitis A
- Combined dose of Hepatitis A and B – where appropriate
- Combined dose of Hepatitis A and Typhoid – where appropriate
Other vaccinations have to be given privately at a cost to all patients, even children or those who have an exemption on normal prescription fees, these are:
- Meningitis ACWY £50.00
- Hepatitis B (normally 3 doses) £36.00 per dose
- Rabies (normally 3 doses) £57.00 per dose
Note that as of 16/1/19, the practice is suspending offering these paid for immunisations. Please enquire at a travel pharmacy for these
The total cost of your schedule will need to be paid in full, either by cheque or cash, when the first vaccination is given.
For vaccinations that we do not stock you will be issued with a private prescription to take to a Pharmacy where you will pay the cost of the vaccination, these are:
- Japanese B encephalitis
- Tick Bourne encephalitis
We do not charge for Malaria prophylaxis prescriptions at the moment.
For more information see: www.fitfortravel.scot.nhs.uk
Please note: we are only able to offer travel advice and appointments to patients registered with Observatory Medical Practice, if you are not a registered patient please contact your own Practice, or a pharmacy travel clinic.