Travel Vaccination Service
At Highfield Health we offer a limited service.
Before making an appointment to see the nurse you must complete a ‘Travel risk assessment Questionnaire’. This can be downloaded or you can obtain one from the surgery.
When this form has been completed you can hand it into reception and they will make you an appointment. The vaccinations require a 30 minute appointment with the Practice nurse so the appointment cannot be made at short notice.
Please allow plenty of time to ensure that we are able to accommodate you.
The vaccinations we offer are as follows:
- Hepatitis A Injection
- Hepatitis B Injection
- Typhoid Injection
- Tetanus Diptheria and Polio
Please note: Unfortunately we are in a very short supply of Hepatitis A vaccine, due to a manufacturer problem. We are unable to obtain the Vaccine until possibly September. Our recommendation is to access the travel clinic for Hepatitis A please.
We offer prescriptions for adults Malaria medication there is a charge of £15.00. Children must obtain anti malaria from the Travel Clinic.
There is a Travel Clinic in Southampton:
‘Southampton Travel Health Clinic’
79 Bedford Place,
Open: Monday – Saturday
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below.
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.