Travel Vaccinations


Primrose Lane Medical Centre does not provide specialist or private services for travel. Travel health services under the NHS are very air travel

You should ask your pharmacist for travel health advice or try

Local Travel Clinics include:-


Business Medical

3 Thomson House

11 Pitreavie Court


KY11 8UU

tel 01383 733740

Lindsay & Gilmour

Inverkeithing Cross

8 High Street,


KY11 1NN

Tel: 01383 418384 

Edinburgh Travel health Clinic

14 East Preston Street



tel 0131 667 1030

Dears Pharmacy Dunfermline

28 East Port


KY12 7JB

tel 01383 723571

Care Pharmacy & Travel Clinic

2 Loch Street



KY12 0HH

tel 01383 223360

Some Malaria tablets are available over the counter some require a private prescription

locally the pharmacies that offers an Anti-Malaria service are Dears Pharmacy Dunfermline and  ASDA Halbeath (tel 01383 843617)

If you want to attend the surgery for vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.

Vaccinations provided if required for travel by the surgery via NHS prescription

typhoid and paratyphoid



hepatitis A

diphtheria and tetanus

Vaccinations NOT provided by the surgery

hepatitis B




yellow fever


There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below


Europe Europe & Russia North America North America
Central America Central America South America South America
Caribbean Caribbean Africa Africa
Middle East Middle East Central Asia Central Asia
East Asia East Asia Australasia Australasia and Pacific

It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.

Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.

Travelling in Europe

If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.

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