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The delivery of travel vaccines in Scotland is changing and is moving away from General Practice from April 2022.

You may have already noticed that your GP no longer provides flu vaccination clinics, and these are now run by health board staff, usually in different venues. In a similar way a new travel health service is being developed in Lothian.

The first NHS travel clinic will be based at the Regional Infectious Diseases Unit at the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh.

Over time additional clinics will be opened across Lothian. This is expected to happen later in 2022 / early in 2023.

NHS Lothian Travel Clinic website click here

The following travel vaccines are available free on the NHS for the purpose of travel to patients living in Scotland. Those registered in NHS Lothian will be able to access them via the new NHS Lothian travel health clinics.

These vaccines are free because they protect against diseases thought to represent the greatest risk to public health if they were brought back into the UK:

  • Revaxis (Diphtheria, tetanus and polio)
  • Typhoid
  • Hepatitis A
  • Cholera

Information on travel vaccinations and anti-malarial tablets can be found on the following Fit for Travel NHS website


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