Travel Advice

Buckingham Terrace Medical Practice – Advice for Travellers.


PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT DUE TO GLOBAL SHORTAGE OF SUPPLIES WE ARE UNABLE TO PROVIDE YOU WITH Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B and Rabies vaccination until further notice.

Buckingham Terrace is a Yellow Fever Centre. Pre-travel advice and immunization 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 immunization. You should be aware that at peak travel times appointments may be fully booked so early booking is strongly advised.

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.

Basic travel vaccines ( diphtheria, Tetanus, Polio, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, and ACWY) are available on NHS prescriptions. All other vaccines including Rabies, Japenese Encephalitis and Yellow Fever are issued privately and must be paid for in full.

Please note that the practice does not prescribe Tick Borne Encephalitis vaccine. Click here to view the list of Glasgow Travel Clinics.

A course of Rabies costs £174.00, Yellow Fever £60.00 ( from 1/6/2018) and Japanese Encephalitis £190.00. These are guideline prices and may be subject to change.

Anti-malarial tablets are also subject to a 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.

*All prices may be subject to change.

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
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