Shingles is a common disease that can cause long-lasting, severe pain or permanent disability. If you are aged between 70 and 79 you are eligible for a shingles vaccination which can reduce the chances of you developing this serious disease. If you have a weakened immune system you may not be suitable for this vaccine but please ask the nurse for advice.
Travel Clinics & Information
There is a dedicated Travel Vaccination Clinic at Leith Surgery, 2 Duke Street, Edinburgh.
Clinic times are: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 8 am-5:30 pm, Wed 7 am-5:30 pm
Appointments can be arranged at short notice. Tel: 0131 5546471. www.travelsafeedinburgh.com
Other Clinics include:
- Western General Hospital: 0131 537 2822.
- East Preston St. Clinic: 0131 667 1030.
- MASTA Travel Clinic: 0131 336 3038 Edinburgh International Health Centre.
Fees and Charges
The immunisations we provide are available on the NHS. If you require any private prescriptions the nurse will advise whether we are able to provide these and the fee.