Travel Clinic Glasgow

Travel Clinics

Travel Clinics Glasgow

If you're about to travel outside of the UK for work or pleasure, you may need to be vaccinated before you set off depending on which part of the world you are travelling to.  Consider consulting our travel vaccination clinic in Glasgow to ensure you are adequately protected.

In the UK the extensive childhood vaccination programme protects you from a number of diseases from an early age, but you may need extra vaccinations, boosters or antimalarial medication if you are travelling to known high risk areas.

If you are travelling and you think you may need a vaccination you should plan ahead and contact our travel clinic at least 8 weeks before you’re due to travel, if possible, as some vaccines need to be given well in advance to allow your body to develop immunity. Also, some vaccines involve a number of doses spread over several weeks or months for them to be fully effective.

In addition, if you have a pre-existing health problem, such as allergies or joint pain, this may make you more at risk of infection or complications from a travel-related illness, or in fact, you might need to be monitored to ensure you do not have any adverse reaction to the vaccinations themselves

We are committed to exceptional patient centred care at a time that suits you. We offer daytime, evening and weekend appointments for your convenience.

Some countries require proof of vaccination (for example, for polio or yellow fever vaccination), which must be documented on an International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis (ICVP) before you enter or when you leave a country. We can provide the necessary certification for this at our travel clinic in Glasgow.

In the UK the Foreign and Commonwealth Office issue guidance on travel and health, when visiting other countries, and their information on vaccinations is published on the Travel Health Pro website which shows the current vaccination requirements and documentation that you need to take with you. https://travelhealthpro.org.uk/countries

The consultation and administration of the vaccine is carried out by a GP.  The cost of this is £30.

Please note all vaccination centres, pharmacies have an administration cost but is not clearly advertised. The cost below are for the travel vaccines.

Vaccine Per Dose Doses per course Price per course
Cholera vaccination £60 2 £120
Hepatitis A and B vaccination £73 3 £219
Hepatitis A vaccination £50 1 £50
Hepatitis B vaccination £85 3 £255
Japanese Encephalitis Vaccination £105 2 £210
Measles, Mumps, and Rubella £40 1-2 £40-80
Meningitis ACWY Vaccination £50 1 £50
Polio, diphtheria & tetanus £40 1 £40
Rabies vaccination £65 3 £195
Influenza £25 1 £25
Typhoid vaccination £35 1 £35
Yellow Fever vaccination £65 1 £65
Rotavirus £80 1 £80

If you are planning to travel abroad and you think you might need additional vaccinations please contact our travel clinic in Glasgow for an appointment allowing sufficient time for certain vaccines to be administered.

Prior to attending you will complete a pre travel form which will provide us with the information of the area that you will be visiting.  The website Travel Health Pro which is run by an organisation called NaTHNaC (National Travel Health Network and Centre) which was founded in by the UK Department of Health and is now commissioned by UK Health Security Agency, and this website provides all the latest information on what vaccinations are required for each country or geographic region.

Some countries require proof of vaccination (for example, for polio or yellow fever vaccination), which must be documented on an International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis (ICVP) before you enter or when you leave a country.

Some other countries such as Saudi Arabia requires proof of vaccination against certain types of meningitis for visitors arriving for the Hajj and Umrah pilgrimages.

Even if an ICVP is not required, it’s still a good idea to take a record of the vaccinations you have had with you.

You should also be aware that some counties require proof of vaccination against COVID 19 which you should be able to print from your NHS account prior to travel if you have been vaccinated.

When we know where you are travelling to, we will order the vaccinations and/or medications required for your trip and arrange an appointment for you.

Common side effects include localised pain, swelling or redness at the injection site. You may also experience fatigue, muscle/joint pain, weakness, mild fever, or chills. These side effects indicate that your body is building immunity against the disease and will resolve spontaneously.

Ideally, you should book your appointment 6 to 8 weeks before your holiday. This will give you time for any vaccinations you might need to become fully effective prior to your departure. In some cases, your vaccination may involve a series of injections or a course of tablets which may be spread over a number of weeks.

If your trip is short notice, it is never too late to seek advice. Please contact our travel clinic in Glasgow for further advice.

If you have had vaccinations in the past, you may not require a further one but may only require a booster to increase your protection. Your clinician will ask you about your travel vaccination history.

The most common conditions that require a booster injection are:

Meningitis, Typhoid, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Japanese Encephalitis, Diphtheria Tetanus and Polio, Cholera and Rabies (pre- and post-exposure).

If you are unsure of your vaccination history, you can schedule an appointment with a one of our team and we can perform blood tests to check you immunity to the above conditions.

Travelling without the appropriate vaccinations is inadvisable and can have devastating and irreversible consequences. While it is possible to travel without immunisation, in no circumstances is it recommended, and in some cases, particularly severely affected countries require proof of vaccination before entry is permitted, and failure to provide this on arrival would mean you will not be permitted to enter the country.

Also please check your travel insurance policy as in most cast you may find that your insurance is invalid if you are not suitably vaccinated and subsequently contract an illness that could have been prevented by vaccination.

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