Travel Medicine

For patients requiring travel vaccinations for overseas travel, you will need to discuss your travel medicine health requirements with one of our doctors. Your doctor may need to review past immunisation records in order to recommend the most appropriate vaccination schedule. Please bring records of any previous immunisations with you to the appointment Your doctor will be able to print you a travel health plan and give you prescriptions for required vaccinations. If you make a double appointment it may be possible for you to purchase the vaccinations from the adjacent pharmacy and have them administered by the doctor in the same visit. For any overseas travel we reccommend that you view the Australian Governments Smart Traveller Website. It is important to come and see us 4-6 weeks prior to departure as the immunisations may take several weeks to be effective and some require multiple doses. Whilst individual requirements may vary the standard adult schedules for typical immunizations are as follows (accelerated, slightly less effective, courses in brackets).

Hepatitis B
- 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 & Typhoid Combination
- 0,1,6 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 10 yearly.

Meningitis ACWY (Hajj meningitis vaccine)
- Single dose 3-5 yearly.