Travel Vaccines

There’s no point spending hours choosing your swimwear, beach bag and flip-flops if you barely think about the bugs and other health risks that could ruin your holiday.

Almost one in four UK holidaymakers don’t get any vaccinations despite travelling to areas that have life-threatening infectious disease.

Find out which travel jabs you need for your destination.

It’s not worth skipping travel vaccinations. Infectious diseases can make you very sick, spoil your holiday and even kill or cripple you.

Vaccinations protect you against many travel-related infections, such as yellow fevertyphoid and hepatitis A. Use the information on these pages to learn about travel vaccines, which ones you need for your destination, and when and where to get them.

For additional general information, read our articles on travel health, and more on the vaccines.

What’s available on the NHS?

Some travel vaccinations are freely available on the NHS. Others are only available privately, vaccines incuring a charge are as follows:  Prices for vaccinations will be confirmed at the time of booking 

In addition a £15 charge is applicable for those malaria tablets that require a private prescription:

  • Malarone
  • Doxycycline
  • Mefloquine

More on NHS and private travel jabs

When and where?

Non-urgent advice:

Travel Clinics are no longer done in the surgery and are all undertaken in the Travel Clinic at the Western General Hospital. They can be contacted by calling the main switchboard on 0131 537 1000