Make FitforTravel Your First Destination
As soon as you start planning your trip abroad, it’s important to check out what you need to know and do to help you travel safely. You can find general travel health information, including how to stay safe and healthy abroad and which vaccinations you may need for your trip, at the NHS Scotland website, FitforTravel.
Once you have visited the FitforTravel website and checked what vaccinations you need before you travel, you can book a vaccination appointment at your local participating community pharmacy. There are currently over 20 community pharmacies located throughout Fife offering travel vaccination.
Vaccines Provided Free by NHS Scotland
The following travel vaccines are provided free for residents of Scotland planning to travel abroad. These vaccinations are provided free because they protect against diseases thought to represent the greatest risk to public health if they were brought into the country.
- Hepatitis A
Ideally, you should receive any vaccinations 8 weeks before your trip to ensure they take full effect before you go abroad.
The vaccinations you need will depend on:
- The country you are going to
- Your accommodation
- How long you will stay
- What you will be doing
- Your general health
As is the case throughout Scotland, GPs and medical practices in Fife no longer provide travel vaccination. Instead, you should contact your local participating community pharmacy directly to book a vaccination appointment.
You can find the contact details of participating community pharmacies in Fife offering travel vaccination in the list below. For more information, including opening hours, visit www.nhsinform.scot/pharmacies