Travel Advice

Buckingham Terrace Medical Practice – Advice for Travellers.

19th November 2018  Following the death of a UK resident from rabies following a cat bite during a trip to Morocco, all travellers are advised to avoid all unnecessary contact with animals while abroad particularly in those countries where rabies exist. Where an animal bite or scratch is sustained prompt first aid of the bite should be followed by urgent assessmentby a healthcare practitioner as soon as possible.***** Unfortunately due to the ongoing unavailability of the Rabies Vaccine we are unable to provide vaccination prior to travel, hence the importance of strict animal avoidance. You maybe able to secure this privately. A list of private travel clinic firms can be found at the bbottom of this page.*****


Buckingham Terrace is a Registered Yellow Fever Centre. Pre-travel advice and immunisation is carried out by our practice nurses, please make an appointment with the nurse for initial travel advice. Pre-travel planning is not solely about vaccines and tablets. Advice regarding everyday precautions and country-specific recommendations will be given during a travel health consultation to minimise health risks associated with travel.

For overseas travel that will last more than one month it is best to see the practice nurse for travel advice at least 6 weeks before travel. For shorter trips visit at least 3 weeks before travel. Some courses of vaccine take 3-4 weeks to complete. In general, the normal immune response takes approximately 2 weeks to become effective. This means protection from an infection will not occur immediately after immunisation.

You should be aware that at peak travel times appointments may be fully booked so early booking is strongly advised as cannot accommodate last minute travellers.

Please complete the Travel Risk Assessment Form and bring it with you to your appointment, this will help the nurse discuss which vaccines /anti-malarials are right for you. Click here to download the travel risk assessment form.

Not all travel vaccines are available on the NHS and have a cost associated.

NHS vaccines include: diphtheria, Tetanus, Polio, Hepatitis A, Typhoid and these are free.  All other vaccines including Rabies, Japanese Encephalitis, Hepatitis B, MenACWY and Yellow Fever are chargeable.

Our current prices are as follow;

  • Yellow Fever (including certificate)  - £60 (single dose)
  • Re-issue of lost Yellow Fever Certificate  - £20
  • Rabies -  £60 per dose (usually a course of 3 required)
  • Japanese Encephalitis - £90 per dose (usually a course of 2 required)
  • Hepatitis B - £40 per dose (usually a course on 3 required)
  • Men ACWY - £60 (single dose)
  • Private prescription charge - £10 per item

*All prices may be subject to change*

  • Anti-malarial tablets are also subject to the private prescription fee of £10.00 and you are liable for the full cost of the anti-malarials at the chemists.

You will find it useful to access the weblink:

This site gives information on vaccines / anti-malarials by destination along with useful advice on prevention of travel related illness such as travelers diarrhoea, insect borne infections, as well as problems relating to heat / altitude etc.

***We do not stock all travel vaccines and these usually have to be ordered, therefore you may not receive your vaccines on the same day as attending for your advice appointment***

***Please note that the practice does not prescribe Tick Borne Encephalitis vaccine and you will need to source this at one of the private travel clinics listed below***


Gartnavel General Hospital, Great Western Road, G12 0YN
0141 211 1074
87 Barrington Drive, G4 9ES
0141 339 0894
3rd Floor, 90 Mitchell Street, Glasgow G1 3NQ
0141 221 4224
Glasgow Airport, 5 Arran Court, Glasgow
0141 848 4800
4th Floor Atlantic house, 45 Hope Street, Glasgow
0141 404 0075
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31 Buckingham Terrace, Glasgow, G12 8ED
  • Telephone 0141 211 6210
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