Holiday Vaccination Forms
Believe it or not, it won't be long until holiday season is upon us once again, and many of you may be considering an exotic holiday to a far flung corner of the globe! Others may simply be planning a nice week in the sun. Whatever you are planning, if you think that, or have been advised that you may need vaccinations, you should complete a travel vaccination form and return it to reception in plenty of time and, as a minimum, at least 8 weeks prior to travel.
Please note that certain elements of the travel vaccination scheme are classed as a non-NHS service and, as such, we are not obliged to provide this service. If we feel for any reason that we are unable to provide you with the service (particularly if are unable to give us the required time that we ask for) you will be referred to a travel clinic.
The practice procedure for patients requesting travel vaccination is as follows:
1. Complete a travel vaccination request form. This must be done and the forms can be collected from reception or downloaded from our website by clicking here - Travel Form. Hand in your form AT LEAST 8 WEEKS prior to travel. Courses of vaccinations such as Rabies Immunisation is a 28 day course of treatment that needs to be given at intervals and needs time to take effect.
3. Give us as much information on your travel form as you can.
4. Be available to speak to the practice nurse when she calls you to discuss your requirements.
5. Attend your appointments. If you do not attend your appointments for vaccination, we may have to refer you to one of the local travel clinics as we will be unable to help you.
6. Realise that some vaccinations and anti-malarial drugs are chargeable and are not provided on the NHS. If you require a ‘private’ vaccination such as Yellow Fever, there will be a charge for this which is payable by cash or cheque at the front desk. The practice nurse will notify you if this is the case.
We want you to enjoy your holiday safely. For us to be able to help you we need you to play your part and give us enough time to provide you with the travel service appropriately. If you can’t give us at least 8 weeks advance notice of your intended travel date, we may refer you to a local travel clinic. The nearest travel clinic is held in Stirling and can be contacted on 01786 845542 or 07769 172357 or at www.geckotravelclinic.co.uk
Full details of Scotland wide travel clinics can be found at http://www.btha.org/travel_clinic_directory.asp#scotlandclinics
Prescriptions for certain travel vaccines and anti-malarial drugs are chargeable.
Yellow Fever Vaccination
The practice is a designated Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre. We will vaccinate patients and provide them with the relevant documentation to certify their vaccination. This service is provided to all patients, not just patients of Dollar Health Centre. Patients registered at other practices are welcome to make an appointment with our practice nursing team to have this vaccine administered. You can make an appointment by calling the surgery on 01259 742120 during normal working hours.
There is a complete charge of £60.00 per person vaccinated against Yellow Fever and this is payable to reception in the form of cash or cheque. Credit and debit cards are not accepted.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)