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.
Below are some common diseases and the available vaccines to prevent them:
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.
1 dose per year.
Available for children at least 9 months of age and adults. This is a 1 dose regimen.
Two or three doses depending on what is required. Can be combined with Hepatitis 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.
Provides vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough) and polio.
This is a 3 dose regimen, each dose spaced by 4 weeks.
This vaccine covers tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough).
Given 14 days before you travel.
Only required for travel to and from some countries in Africa and South America.
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
We look forward to seeing you and discussing your individual needs. Give us a call or book online.