When travelling abroad it is often necessary to be given a course of vaccination treatment to prevent the spread of infectious disease. The basic vaccinations are available from the surgery. Vaccinations are carried out by the practice nurse. (Please contact the surgery for further information)
Many people are now travelling to exotic destinations or have complex itineraries. It is the patient's own responsibility to find out their individual requirements for these more complex vaccinations schedules or malaria advice. Advice may be available from your travel agent, or you can make an appointment at the Travel Advice Clinic at Ayrshire Central Hospital contact number 01563 577970. The Glasgow Travel clinic has a base in Prestwick contact number 0141 848 4800.
You can also vist the NHS "Fit For Travel" website to find out which vaccinations you may require. Alternatively you can visit the Department of Health Advice for Oversease Travellers website.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below