Have fun on your trip, but before you go…
Travel health advice and vaccinations for overseas travel
For patients planning an overseas holiday we offer general health advice and vaccinations. Where we do not have vaccinations on hand, the pharmacy just over the road is able to help supply these.
It is best to book well in advance (12 weeks if you have a complicated itinerary or an interesting destination) and to bring your travel itinerary to your appointment.
The USA’s Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers up to date advice on the vaccinations recommended and also has great sections on travelling with children, during pregnancy and staying with family and friends overseas.
The UK government’s website Fit For Travel has great General Travel Health Advice including travelling with chronic conditions such as diabetes, and disease prevention. This also has information for travelling on a pilgrimage, as a female traveller, as an LGBTI traveller. This site also has the expected advice health advice and recommended immunisations for specific destinations.
The Australian government SmartTraveller website offers advice on taking care of your health overseas including the need for medical insurance and taking prescription medications overseas, as well as the political and more general risks and safety aspects of overseas travel including for students, schoolies, backpackers, females, LGBTI, Business and travellers.