East Calder Medical Practice

Travel Advice

You may require travel vaccinations depending on the countries you intend to visit. If you would like advise on this please download our travel questionnaire here.

Please complete this with as much information as possible. Please return the completed form to us at least 6 weeks prior to departure. If you require a vaccination ceriticate there will be a charge of £20 per certificate. A letter confirming your medication will incur a £25 charge, however most places can accept the right hand side of your prescription for this, which can be issued at no extra charge.

Advice and vaccinations are given by the Practice Nurses, please do not ask our receptionists for advice regarding travel vaccines as they are not medically trained. If you have any queries please make an appointment with the Practice Nurse. Once the travel form has been completed someone will be in touch with you to orginise an appointment if vaccines are required.

You may need travel vaccines  if diseases such as malaria are a risk, you may need to start protecting yourself well in advance.

Read the latest health advice for the country you're travelling to on the Fit for Travel website, and check the travel safety updates with the Foreign & Commonwealth Office.

Prepare a kit of travel health essentials, including sunscreen, painkillers, antiseptic, insect repellent and anti-diarrhoea pills. These will be useful wherever you're going.

Sexual health experts advise taking condoms with you to avoid the risk of buying fake brands, which may be unsafe, when you get there.

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