THE CRESCENT MEDICAL PRACTICE
TRAVEL VACCINATION POLICY
For travel abroad with advanced notice:
. You should collect or print below a travel vaccination form from reception at least 2months before your departure date.
Travel health questionnaire.doc
Ø We can only consider travel vaccine advice on receiving a completed form
2 months before you are due to go abroad. This 2 month period ensures that we can process requests and book appointments in good time for the vaccinations to be effective by the time you travel.
We may not be able to administer all vaccines depending on your destination requirements.
Ø On receipt of the completed travel form your vaccination record will be checked against the current recommended vaccination schedule for the country to which you are travelling in order that the correct vaccines can be advised.
Ø You should phone the surgery at least 3 working days after handing in your completed form to find out which vaccinations ( if any) you may require and if necessary to collect a prescription for the vaccine and to make an appointment for administration of vaccine.
Please note it is your responsibility to collect the prescription and bring the vaccine with you when you attend for your appointment as we do not carry a stock of travel vaccines in the surgery.
Ø You will be required to attend a travel clinic if your vaccine is outwith the NHS vaccine schedule.
Ø For treatments that are not covered by the NHS these will be issued on a private prescription. These prescriptions carry a charge at the dispensing chemist.
Ø If you are travelling in less than 2 months, you should contact a travel clinic for your travel vaccinations and advice.
Ø You can also find out the recommended vaccinations for various countries by visiting www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk .
Travel clinic addresses:
Masta Travel Clinic
Brownlee Travel clinic
90 Mitchell Street
0141 211 1074
0141 848 4800