Update on the New Travel Health Service The Vaccine Transformation Board approved the new model some weeks ago.
Key Points: - Level 1 Service: the national website ‘fit for travel’ remains the first port of call for the public to access travel health information. NHS inform will also provide telephone advice to people who can’t access the internet. We will have a local web page as part of our Vaccination portal, that links with ‘fit for travel’.
Level 2 & 3 Service: will be provided by 35 community pharmacies. This involves an assessment of the individual, their travel plans and their current health. If required and appropriate, the vaccines will be administered at the same consultation. Advice on safety, first aid, malaria prophylaxis and provision of anti - malarials will also be provided as part of the service. This service covers children as well as adults.
Level 4 Service: will be provided by a Grampian-wide specialist service for vaccinators to discuss complex patient cases with. The 4 NHS available vaccines for travel health purposes will remain free of charge to the public. Any other recommended vaccines or malaria prophylaxis will be available on a private basis.
We can provide information on how to access travel services and print off a list of patients previous vaccination which can be presented to a Private travel clinic of your choice or local pharmacy who provide Travel immunisation services.
Some Vaccinations are available on an NHS prescriptions and we are happy to provide those free of charge if your travel consultant confirms the requirement:
(Occupational Hep B)
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form and the nurse will make contact with you prior to giving any immunisations. If you prefer, this questionnaire can be printed off (or a blank collected from reception), completed and handed into reception. To help us get your requirements accurate, please note the area of the country you are travelling to - just write this into the 'Country' box.
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)