Travel vaccinations for going abroad
If you are planning to travel abroad, you can now book the vaccinations you need at dedicated travel clinics held in participating medical practices throughout Dumfries and Galloway.
Make FitforTravel Your First Destination
As soon as you start planning your trip abroad, it’s important to check out what you need to know and do to help you travel safely. You can find general travel health information, including how to stay safe and healthy abroad and which vaccinations you may need for your trip, at the NHS Scotland website, FitforTravel
Once you have visited the FitforTravel website and checked what vaccinations you need before you travel, you should contact your local participating general medical practice to discuss and to book your vaccination appointment. There are currently four medical practices located in Dumfries and Galloway offering travel vaccination.
The four medical practices are:
Vaccines Provided Free by NHS Scotland
The following travel vaccines are provided free for residents of Scotland planning to travel abroad. These vaccinations are provided free because they protect against diseases thought to represent the greatest risk to public health if they were brought into the country.
- Hepatitis A
Ideally, you should receive any vaccinations 8 weeks before your trip to ensure they take full effect before you go abroad.
The vaccinations you need will depend on:
- The country you are going to
- Your accommodation
- How long you will stay
- What you will be doing
- Your general health
As is the case throughout Scotland, not all medical practices in Dumfries and Galloway provide travel vaccination. Instead, you should contact your local participating medical practice directly to book a vaccination appointment.
You can find the contact details of participating medical practices in Dumfries and Galloway offering travel vaccination in the list above.
Other travel vaccines
You may also need vaccination against other diseases, depending on where you are travelling and what you will be doing while there. It is likely that you will have to pay for vaccination against:
- Japanese encephalitis
- Tick-borne encephalities
- Yellow fever
Please click to learn more about rabies and the rabies vaccine.