Travel (for travel advice/vaccinations) and Immunisation Clinic
Travelling can be safe and enjoyable if you take the time to plan ahead. You should make an appointment and discuss your travel plans with our doctors.
It is important to see us 4-6 weeks prior to departure as the vaccinations may take several weeks to be effective and some require multiple doses.
At your appointment, we provide a comprehensive travel medical consultation and provide you with information covering:
More people want to travel in their later years and may have pre-existing medical conditions that require special consideration particularly with regard to the safety of vaccines and their own medical history.
Travel consultation also assists in workplace wellness, preventive, and executive healthcare programs to reduce healthcare costs.
Most travellers will require a Standard Travel Appointment.
The doctor may need to order blood tests or review past immunisation records in order to recommend the most appropriate vaccination schedule.
Please bring all, and any past vaccination records that you have had. Knowing exactly what vaccinations you have had in the past can prevent unnecessary re-vaccinations.
Travel consultations vary in complexity and so does the time required for consultation, so when making an appointment it is best to mention that it is for Travel Health.
Family holiday travel to common destinations such as Thailand, Bali, Fiji can be accomplished in a group appointment. Each individual needs to be seen in consultation as it is the person and their destination that needs to be assessed along with an individual prescription. Only one member of the family pays the full standard consultation fee if all are present. Others are charged the Medicare rebate.
Everyone needs to be current with their vaccination status for home, these include:
Vaccinations for common and preventable diseases are both current and future investment due to the longevity of modern vaccines.
Yellow Fever vaccination is the only vaccination that is mandated by the International Health Regulations as a requirement of entry to countries with potential Yellow Fever disease.
Some countries from time to time, or for a special purpose, mandate other vaccinations.
A common example is travel to South America to visit Machu Picchu, the Amazon, Iguazu Falls and parts of Central America. This requires advice and a prescription for Yellow Fever vaccine, altitude illness, mosquito spread infections such as Zika or Dengue and Malaria prevention.
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Whilst individual requirements may vary, the standard adult schedules for typical vaccination are as follows (accelerated schedule in brackets):
|Immunise Against||Required Dosage|
|Hepatitis B||0,1,6 months (0,7,21 days, 12 months)|
|Hepatitis A&B combination||0,1,6 months (0,7,21 days, 12 months)|
|Hepatitis A booster||1,6-36 months|
|Typhoid||Single dose, booster every 3 years|
|Polio||Single booster dose 10 yearly|
|Polio Tetanus & Diphtheria||Single booster 10 yearly|
|Rabies||0,7 & 28(21) days, 2 yearly booster or blood test|
|Japanese Encephalitis||0 & 28 days (0,7,14 days 1-3 months)|
|Yellow Fever||Single dose provides lifelong protection|
|Meningitis ACWY (Hajj meningitis vaccine)||Single dose 3-5 yearly|
Extra fees may be made for certain immunisations and vaccinations, which are not covered by Medicare.
Gastrointestinal illness is the most common illness that is experienced by travellers and is referred to as Traveller’s Diarrhoea. Diarrhoea may require the prescription of special medicines either for prevention or treatment.
The risk of Traveller’s Diarrhoea can be reduced by taking precautions with food and water. We can assist with the correct advice tailored to your destination.
Respiratory infections are very common with travel anywhere and it is wise to have an influenza vaccination before you leave.
We can help protect you from:
|Diphtheria||Q Fever||Whooping cough|
|German measles||Rabies||Yellow Fever|
|Hepatitis A and B||Rubella||Malaria|