At Glasgow Medical Rooms, we can administer private vaccinations for routine injections such as chicken pox, MMR vaccine or flu jabs, as well as specialist travel vaccinations, booster jabs and sexual health vaccines. Below is an outline of the types of vaccinations in Glasgow that we offer, and the process of administering the vaccine:
The HPV vaccination provided by Glasgow Medical Rooms is Gardasil, which helps protect against cervical cancer and genital warts. The vaccination is not just for women, as men can benefit from this too. The HPV injection helps reduce the risk of HPV infection, and can also help prevent genital warts in men.
The Gardasil vaccine consists of a course with 2 options: Option 1 offers the first two doses given two months apart, with the third dose offered six months after the second. Option 2 offers the first two doses administered one month apart, with the third dose at least 3 months after the second dose.
If you’re travelling abroad, you may be advised to immunise yourself against local illness or disease which you may not be exposed to at home. We vaccinate against:
For more information on our travel services, please see our travel clinic page.
The shingles vaccine, also known as Zostavax, is now available at Glasgow Medical Rooms. The shingles vaccine has a product licence for people aged 50 and over, and can be administered to anyone able to receive a live vaccine. Shingles is caused by the reactivation of the chickenpox virus, with increased incidence in those over 50 due to a lower immunity.
This vaccine is given once only, and can only be administered to individuals under 50 at the doctor’s discretion. Patients cannot get shingles from the vaccine but do have a very small chance of contracting chickenpox.
Single mumps and single rubella vaccines have been discontinued, with a combined vaccine available instead. The MMR vaccine gives protection against three serious diseases: measles, mumps, and rubella.
MMR vaccines contain live measles, mumps and rubella viruses that have been weakened (attenuated). These stimulate the immune system but do not cause disease in healthy people. However, the MMR vaccine should not be given to people who are clinically immunosuppressed.
Two doses of the MMR vaccine are given, and can be administered to those aged 13 months onwards.
Meningitis B Vaccination
To book an appointment for this vaccination, please call the practice on 0141 225 0140.
The normal administration process for this vaccine is 2 doses in adults, with 2 or 3 doses in children, with a possible booster required. The Bexsero vaccine is safe to administer from 2 months.
Chicken pox Vaccination
Chickenpox or varicella is a virus which is not routinely administered in the UK childhood vaccination schedule. However, the chickenpox vaccination can be administered privately from the age of 12 months onwards. Two doses of the vaccine are necessary, with a 12-week gap between doses in children and a 4 to an 8-week gap in adults.
The vaccine is live, so can’t be given to those with reduced immunity or those who are pregnant. As chickenpox is more serious in adults, it’s beneficial to get vaccinated immediately if you have not suffered from chickenpox in the past.
Flu jabs for individuals and companies across Scotland are available from Glasgow Medical Rooms in high flu season. Influenza season occurs from September to February each year, so it’s worth considering a flu vaccination if you are prone to catching the illness or are vulnerable to the effects of flu.
We are happy to discuss these requirements further and can also administer flu jabs on a corporate level. For more on this please see our corporate services.
At present, the BGC vaccination, which protects against Tuberculosis (TB) is not available at Glasgow Medical Rooms. Please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0141 225 0140 to be updated on changes to this.