SOUTH WESTERN MELBOURNE

Travel immunisation

Exposure to infectious diseases is one of the health hazards of international travel.

In a pre-travel medical consultation it is important to gather information regarding

  • relevant personal information of the traveller e.g. age, pregnancy or planning pregnancy
  • underlying medical conditions, in particular immune-compromising conditions and current medications used
  • vaccination history, including adverse events following immunisation
  • allergy history of the traveller
  • detailed itinerary, including date of departure ( to allow for time period available for vaccinations), specific locations and transit routes, rural versus urban stay, likely access to healthcare, probability of deviation from planned itinerary
  • purpose for travel and intended activities
  • plans for travel insurance

This information will assist in giving advice regarding preventative health measure (food & water, avoiding bites from mosquitoes), advice regarding possible health conditions during time away, plus the choice of preventative vaccines that are tailored to the proposed trip.

For practice support please contact Michel Maalouf for more information [email protected] or call 8731 6515

Please call Lauren Davidson for more immunisation information [email protected] or call 8731 6518