From 1 April 2022, NHS Forth Valley will take over responsibility for dealing with travel vaccinations. Please visit the NHS Forth Valley website for further information:
The following travel vaccines are available free on the NHS to patients living in Scotland for the purpose of travel because they protect against disease being brought into the country.
- Revaxis (Diphtheria, tetanus and polio)
- Hepatitis A
Please complete the Travel Health Assessment Form at least 6-8 weeks before departure.
If you are unable to access the travel health assessment above please contact the Immunisation Administration via 0800 130 3120.
Healthy Travel Leaflet
You may find the following leaflet helpful when making your travel arrangements.
Malaria is a serious tropical disease spread by mosquitoes. If it isn’t diagnosed and treated promptly, it can be fatal.
A single mosquito bite is all it takes for someone to become infected.
Please download our useful leaflet on Mosquito Advice
Immunisation against infectious Hepatitis (Hepatitis A) is available free of charge on the NHS in connection with travel abroad. However Hepatitis B is not routinely available free of charge and therefore you may be charged for this vaccination when requested in connection with travel abroad
Private Travel Clinics
We have listed some local clinics below for guidance only but please note we can not recommend any of the clinics and have no control over any fees charged by them. Many of the large chain store pharmacies also offer travel clinic services and all private travel clinics can be found by searching the internet to find the most convenient one for you.
|Bannerman’s Pharmacy, Anderson St, Dunblane (opposite surgery)
|Gecko Travel Clinic, Stirling
|01786 845542 or 07769172357
|Ochilview Travel Clinic, Falkirk
|Campus Travel, Stirling University
Fit for Travel
If you wish further information before you travel please click the link for Fit For Travel where further information can be obtained relating to your holiday/travel destination.
Excess quantities of regular repeat prescriptions
A Scottish home and Health Department circular from 1971 clarifies the position on prescribing for patients going abroad for extended periods. It states:-
“If a patient intends to go away for a longer period (than two to three week’s holiday) he/she may not be regarded as a resident of this country and would not be entitled to the benefits of the National Health Service…. It may not be in the patient’s best interest for him/her to continue to self-medication over such longer periods…. If a patient is going abroad for a long period, he/she should be prescribed sufficient drugs to meet his/her requirements only until such time as he can place himself/herself in the care of a doctor at his/her destination.”
Where ongoing medical attention is not necessary, the patient may be given a private prescription.
Fear of Flying
Please note, we do not prescribe benzodiazepines to patients who are anxious about flying. Read more.