Annat Bank Practice

    Links Health Centre, Frank Wood Way, Montrose, DD10 8TY

    Telephone: 01674 673 400
    Out of hours: 111

    Travel Health & Immunisations

    Immunisation for foreign travel is restricted to vaccinations prescribed under NHS regulations e.g. Hep A, Diptheria, Polio, and typhoid.

    Appointments for travel advice must be booked at least six weeks in advance. Not all immunisations are provided as part of the NHS service. Travel advice regarding specific regions must be obtained privately at a travel immunisation clinic.


    Booking your Appointment with the Nurse

    • Travel Risk Assessment
      If you're planning a trip abroad please complete our Travel Risk Assessment form with details of your proposed journey. Alternatively if you prefer, the form is available from reception. This will be reviewed by the Practice Nurse, who will then review your medical records, and the current up to date advice on the region where you are travelling too.
    • Travel Appointment
      Once you have submitted your form, please book a travel clinic appointment with the nurse, but please leave a week between submitting the form and your appointment so we can process your details.
    • Please Allow Plenty of Time
      Patients are advised to allow plenty of time for vaccinations (at least 6 weeks) especially if traveling to an out-of-the-way place where they'll be living or working among local people. Some courses of vaccine such as rabies or Hepatitis B need to be given over several weeks.

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    Prescriptions

    If you require a prescription for vaccinations this will be ready to collect 2 working days following your appointment.

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    Holiday Health

    It is always a wise precaution to pack some essential items in case of illness on holiday. Do choose medicines according to your needs and the country you are intending to visit. lf you take prescription medicines regularly remember to pack them too.

    You may want to consider packing the following:

    • Paracetamol Travel Sickness tablets Plasters and a small crepe bandage
    • Rehydration solutions such as Dioralyte, Anti-diarrhoeal e.g. lmodium
    • High factor sunscreen
    • Anti-material tablets, Water purification tablets, Insect repellent
    • Condoms / other contraceptives
    • Sunhats for yourself and children

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    Mosquito Bite Avoidance for Travellers

    In many tropical countries, mosquitoes can spread diseases such as dengue, chikungunya, West Nile, malaria, yellow fever and Zika. Here are five simple rules you should follow to reduce your risk of infections spread by mosquitoes.

    Download this Information Leaflet for further Information.

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    Travel Vaccination Charges

    We offer the travel health service free of charge, but unfortunately the NHS does not cover the cost of all the treatments you may need. Therefore, for some services you may need to pay.

    Malaria Tablets are NOT provided on the NHS and sometimes can be bought over-the-counter or may require a private prescription. The nurse can advise regarding this or you could discuss with your pharmacist. REMEMBER some tablets have to be started at least one week before you travel and you need continue to take them when you return home for the advised length of time.