If you’re planning to travel outside the UK you may need to be vaccinated against some of the serious diseases found in other parts of the world.

Which travel vaccines do I need?

You can find out which vaccinations are necessary or recommended for the areas you’ll be visiting on these websites:

Travel vaccination services are not provided by the practice. The Travel Clinic Hub is based in Ward 41 of the Western General Hospital with a satellite clinic in Mountcastle Health Centre and Sighthill Health Centre. Please call 0131 537 2823 to make an appointment. You should ensure you make an appointment at least 6 weeks before you travel. Most initial consultations are done by telephone.

Healthy Travel Leaflet

You may find the following leaflet helpful when making your travel arrangements.

Malaria

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

Hepatitis immunisation

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.