The surgery can offer advice and vaccines required for travel abroad. Please note we need a minimum of 6weeks notice prior to travel.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to first collect a travel form at reception, complete and leave for the nurse to arrange prescriptions and travel information. Once this is ready make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
Some immunisations are not available on the NHS and there will be a set fee. Please see below a list of our fees updated earlier this year (2015)
Non NHS Travel Immunisation
The following are NOT available under the NHS but can be given for an appropriate fee. The Vaccine is written on a private prescription rather than an NHS prescription. This means that the cost of the vaccine is not subsidised by the NHS. (private prescriptions are issued by the GP/ Nurse Prescriber at a charge of £15). The private prescription is then taken to the pharmacy where they will charge the patient per vaccine depending on their cost list.
PRICE FOR ADMINISTERING VACCINE
MEARNS MEDICAL CENTRE FEE £
Hepatitis B (course of 3)
Japanese B Encephalitis
Rabies (course of 3)
Meningococcal Meningitis A+C
Tick Borne Encephalitis (course of 2)
Yellow Fever + Certificate
50.00 Available In Surgery Only
This is not provided on the NHS. Some of the medicines can be purchased from the pharmacist without a prescription; others require a private prescription which costs £15.00 with the pharmacy then charging the patient per tablet required.
If an individual requires several prescriptions and or injections Mearns Medical Centre will not charge more than £50.00. Please note that Yellow Fever will not be included in the ceiling charge
BEWARE: vaccinations should be kept in your fridge at home between 2° and 8°until required, if this is not possible then ask your pharmacy for storage facilities. If you are having a course of injections then please only bring the necessary vials with you to your appointment leaving the additional vials in the fridge at home until your subsequent appointments. Improper storage will reduce the efficacy of the vaccination therefore it is important to ensure they are stored properly at all times.
Information about countries and vaccinations required can be found on the links below:
It is important to make the 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 travelto allow the vaccines to work.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.