travel medicine consultation

Travel Medicine

Diarrhoea when travelling! Not a good experience, but a very common one when travelling to foreign countries. We can help with advice on how to minimise this and other risks. In our travel consults, we focus on health promotion and prevention, including:

  • Travel vaccinations are (only a small element of any travel consultation). And your medical history must be taken into account prior to any immunisations. We can vaccinate you for the following:
    • Yellow fever – we are an accredited Yellow Fever clinic
    • Hepatitis A
    • Hepatitis B
    • Typhoid
    • Influenza
    • Chicken pox
    • Meningococcal disease
    • Rabies
    • Tetanus
  • Up to date travel information to prevent illness/disease we cannot vaccinate against
  • Malaria prevention
  • Education and awareness of the local culture or region to help prevent accidents and injuries

Remember to book an appointment well in advance of your trip 6 – 12 weeks before is ideal.  You may need a number of doses of a particular vaccine and you might need time after immunisation for your body to develop full immunity.





We encourage you to have your annual flu shot as the flu vaccine changes yearly to keep up with the most common strains. Vaccination from mid-April onwards is likely to result in peak immunity during the flu season.

Flu vaccines are also free for:

Pregnant women (a flu vaccine can be safely given at any stage of pregnancy)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 6 months and older

Patients with chronic conditions or are severely immuno-compromised

There is no fee for the consultation, just the cost of the flu vaccine, if applicable.

For more information about the flu vaccine, please visit 2024 Fluvax Information.