Travelling means different things to different people; backpacking around the world, visiting relatives, trekking the jungle, lounging by the Pool. However, many popular destinations require vaccines or medication to keep you safe.
To check if you need any additional immunisation or medications please review your destination on NHS Scotland’s Fit For Travel Website.
Some Travel Vaccinations are provided for free by the NHS
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
NHS Forth Valley offer these travel assessment and vaccination for travellers planning to visit areas of medium or high risk of disease. We ask travellers to contact us via the Travel Health Assessment Form at least 6-8 weeks before departure.
Travel Health Assessment
Use this form at least 6-8 weeks before departure.
If you are leaving sooner than 6 weeks, we cannot guarantee you will receive the immunisations or medication you require so please seek advice from a private travel health company.
Not all travel requires vaccinations or medication. It is important to include the type of activities and accommodation planned for travel. This helps our specialist travel health nurses decide what the best treatment for you is.
For further travel advice please see the following websites
- NHS Scotland’s Fitfortravel website
- NHS Inform Travel & Vaccination Guide
- Foreign and Commonwealth Office
If you are unable to access the travel health assessment above please contact NHS Forth Valley’s Immunisation Team on 0800 130 3120.