Collingwood Medical

TRAVEL MEDICINE

Travelling abroad? It is important consider your health while you are visiting foreign countries to keep your travel plans on track. 

We have a number of doctors with good knowledge in travel medicine who can offer health advice before you travel overseas.

Many travel destinations expose people to unfamiliar environments and diseases not commonly observed at home. These risks are easily managed provided you have up to date pre-departure health information, including recommended immunisations.

Whether you are travelling overseas as a seasoned traveller, or for the first-time, our doctors can help make sure you are well prepared to avoid preventable travel health problems.

Make an appointment well ahead of time to factor in any dose intervals prior to your travel – we recommend seeing us at least 6 weeks before you depart.

Below are some common diseases and the available vaccines to prevent them:

Disease

Vaccine

Dose intervals

Cholera

Dukoral

2 doses for adults and children over the age of 6. Children from 2 to 6 years of age should receive 3 doses. Doses are to be administered 1 week apart.

Influenza

Fluquadri

1 dose per year.

Japanese Encephalitis

Imojev

Available for children at least 9 months of age and adults. This is a 1 dose regimen.

Hepatitis A

Avaxim

Two or three doses depending on what is required. Can be combined with Hepatitis B.

Hepatitis B

Engerix-B

This is a 3 dose regime with the 2nd dose 1month following the initial dose, and the 3rd dose 6 months from the 1st dose. Accelerated programs are available.

Poliomyelitis

Boostrix-IVP

Provides vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough) and polio.

Rabies

Rabipur

This is a 3 dose regimen, each dose spaced by 4 weeks.

Tetanus

Adacel

This vaccine covers tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough).

Typhoid

Vivaxim

Given 14 days before you travel.

Yellow Fever

Stamaril

Only required for travel to and from some countries in Africa and South America.

*This information is current at the time of publication – March 2022.

We strongly suggest seeking medical advice for up-to-date information or visit the below resources:

Department of Health – Australian Immunisation Handbook https://immunisationhandbook.health.gov.au/

Department of Health – Immunisation for Travel https://www.health.gov.au/health-topics/immunisation/when-to-get-vaccinated/immunisation-for-travel

Smartraveller.gov.au – Vaccinations and Preventative Health https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/before-you-go/health/vaccinations

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COLLINGWOOD
MEDICAL

Level 6
51 Langridge Street Collingwood VIC 3066
(Enter via Wellington Street)

Phone us on 03 9069 5840
Fax us on 03 9069 5842

Level 6, 51 Langridge Street
Collingwood VIC 3066