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We offer a full range of travel vaccinations, and are accredited to administer the yellow fever vaccine.
Please ensure that you make an appointment with your doctor well in advance of travel, as some vaccinations must be given over a specific time frame (e.g. 3 or 6 months) and completed within a certain timeframe before travel.
If you know what vaccine you require, please inform reception staff when making an appointment.
Please note that additional costs may apply for travel vaccines.
See the Australian Health Department's hints for travellers here for more information.
COMMON TRAVEL VACCINATIONS
Areas of the world, where travel vaccinations are recommended*
Vaccination is recommended for all travellers to areas of poor or uncertain hygiene, including all developing countries. The risk of infection is high.
Hepatitis B is the most contagious common blood-borne virus. Immunisation is recommended for all infants, children, adolescents and young adults, long term travellers to regions of high prevalence, and short term travellers who may be at risk. The World Health Organisation recommends the vaccine be considered for virtually all travellers to highly endemic regions.
See your doctor to discuss malaria protection. Risk exists in most tropical areas.
All travellers, whether previously immunised or not, should obtain prompt wound care and immunisation after bites, scratches or licks from mammals which break the skin, or occur on wounds or involve the mouth, eyes or other moist body surfaces.
All travellers should be up-to-date with routinely recommended immunisations. For children and adolescents, this includes diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, hepatitis B, Haemophilus influenzae type b, polio, measles/mumps/rubella, meningococcal C, varicella and pneumococcal vaccines. For older adults and those with chronic illnesses, this includes influenza and pneumococcal vaccines. All travellers should be immune to diphtheria, tetanus, measles and polio.
Vaccination is generally recommended for children aged < 5 years who will be living in developing countries for more than 3 months. There is less evidence of the benefit of vaccination in older children, although consideration should be given to children aged less than 16 years who may be living for long periods in high-risk countries.
Vaccination is recommended for all travellers to areas of poor or uncertain hygiene, including all developing countries for more than brief periods.
1) World Health Organization. International Travel and Health 2005. Geneva2) Centres for Disease Control. The Yellow Book. Health Information for International Travel. 2005/2006
This information does not constitute medical advice, and is for information purposes only. Anyone considering overseas travel should consult their doctor for medical advice.
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