When making an appointment for travel vaccinations please note that you need to:
- Advise reception the appointment is for travel medicine so you are booked in to see a doctor who specialises in this area.
- Allow six weeks before your departure date for the first visit to maximize vaccine coverage. This is not always possible but is ideal. We can still help you stay well while travelling whatever your departures date.
- Have decided on the length of your trip, the type of accommodation that you will be staying in and activities that you will be involved in. These are all important factors when advising you regarding travel health. Bring your itinerary so that we can give you the best possible advice.
- Alert the doctor if you have any chronic illnesses, are allergic to anything or take any medications.
The initial consult fee is $86; a portion of this can be claimed from Medicare. Follow up visits to complete the vaccine course planned at this visit are bulk- billed. If you have private insurance with pharmaceutical cover you may be able to claim a portion of the vaccine costs.
|Vaccine||Duration of Action||No of Doses|
|Hepatitis A||10 years or longer||2|
|Yellow Fever||10 Years||1|
|Japanese Encephalitis||3 Years||3|
|Influenza Vaccination||1 Year||1|
|*Tetanus and Diphtheria||10 Years||1 booster|
|Measles, Mumps and Rubella||Lifetime||1 booster born 1966-1983|
|*Diphtheria, tetanus and whooping cough||10 years||1 booster|
|Meningococcal ACWY||2 years possibly longer||1|
|Hepatitis A and Typhoid||Lifetime 3 years||1|
|Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B||10 years||3|