The secret to successful, healthy and memorable travel is thorough preparation for your upcoming trip. No two journeys are exactly the same. This is why you must receive individual advice and recommendations so that your specific needs and itinerary are considered. The same destination can present particular risks during different times of the year. Is your trip a short visit or a prolonged one? Where will you be staying? Will you be travelling with your family? Are you travelling on business? Are you visiting national parks or rural areas? All of these things need to be considered to provide appropriate pre-travel medical advice. This is where the friendly staff at Vaccinations for Travel can help.


It is normally a good idea to check that routine vaccinations such as Polio, Tetanus and Diphtheria are up to date prior to your trip. Most travellers to developing countries will also require protection against food and water borne illnesses like Hepatitis A and Typhoid fever. Travellers visiting many countries are required to have a vaccination against Yellow Fever prior to entry. Staff at Vaccinations for Travel will advise you if you are required to have a vaccination against Yellow Fever. Our doctor will assess your risk of other vaccine-preventable illnesses including Hepatitis B, Meningitis, Cholera, Japanese Encephalitis and Rabies. Our clinic will usually carry a supply of all of these vaccines.


Many travellers visit regions of the world where mosquito-borne illnesses occur. Our doctor will also assess your risk of mosquito-borne illnesses including Malaria and Dengue Fever. If required, we will prescribe appropriate medications to prevent or treat malaria. Our clinic also stocks a range of insect repellents, mosquito nets and products like permethrin to treat fabrics. Many travellers find that a medical kit to treat common illnesses is a useful addition to their luggage. These medical kits are available from our clinic and offer peace of mind and convenience during your journey. Ask our staff to recommend an appropriate kit for your trip.


The specific requirements for your upcoming trip depend on a large number of factors so that your pre-travel preparation needs to be tailored to your individual needs. Different travellers to the same destination often have surprisingly different needs depending on their situation and itinerary. Specific recommendations at a pre-travel consultation will depend on factors like those listed below.   


  • Age

  • Sex                                                                                                    

  • Past health

  • Season                                                                                              

  • Type of accommodation

  • Activities undertaken during the trip                                              

  • Length of stay


This list is by no means complete but illustrates the need to individualise trip preparation. Thorough pre-departure planning will take all of these factors into account. The friendly staff at our clinic will consider your individual needs and travel itinerary and provide you with appropriate and accurate recommendations for your trip.


Travel health involves more than just vaccinations! Some of the most important aspects of pre-travel preparation involve learning to anticipate and manage risks such as unsafe food and water, insect-borne illnesses, accidental injury and sexually-transmitted disease. During a consultation at our clinic, these issues are discussed to alert you to the problems you may encounter on your trip and solutions to these problems. We will provide you with detailed written information and access to resources so that you can learn more.  Call Vaccinations for Travel for an appointment on 02 98914850 where our doctor can check your itinerary and make specific recommendations for your trip.

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