Travel Vaccinations

Why is it important …

Travelling is a great way to explore the world and gain new experiences!
Between 3.5 and 4.5 million Australians embark on overseas travel annually.
Although many of these trips are to countries where health risks exist the majority of Australians travelling overseas do not seek per-travel health advice and every year Australian travellers become ill or even die while travelling abroad.

Did you know that many of the infectious diseases that cause some of this morbidity and mortality are preventable through vaccination !

Corfield Doctors Surgery provides travel health advice and vaccinations as well as travel health information for all types of travelers

Well experienced Doctors at the Corfield Doctors will advise you on appropriate vaccinations and travel precautions which are relative to your destination .

What you need to do  ….

Don’t worry  !Doctors at Corfield Doctors Surgery could help…..

To provide the right advice for patients, the Doctor will need to see you for an individual consultation.

We will work out exactly what you need for your trip. That will depend on where you are going, style of accommodation, activities while you are there, your past medical history, allergies, and a range of other factors that are best discussed during your consultation with the Doctor

At the time of your booking please request receptionist for a long appointment with the Doctor.

1 )  Past vaccination records
2 )   Details of your trip itinerary
3 )   Names of any medications you take regularly or intermittently

Consultation with the Doctor will be Bulk Billed .

You will be required to pay for the vaccines, medications and other products that you purchase and no rebate is available on these items. Some private health extras will cover you for travel vaccinations and you must check with your insurer

Priority should be given to vaccines for diseases that are common and of significant impact (e.g. influenza and hepatitis A), and to those diseases may have severe potential health outcomes (e.g. Japanese encephalitis and rabies).

Our team of Doctors  will also provide general health counseling and can prescribe travel kits and can even carry out  per-travel health screening and blood testing to suit your needs and for your own reassurance.

Australian Guidelines….

The Australian Governments National Health and Medical Research Council  Guidelines recommends all travellers be up to date with:
• Tetanus
• Pertussis
• Measles, Mumps, Rubella and Varicella
• Diphtheria
• Polio
• Influenza
• Pneumococcus
• Hepatitis B

Depending on destination, Doctors  would routinely recommend considering prophylaxis against the following:
• Meningococcal C
• Hepatitis A
• Typhoid
• Tuberculosis
• Rabies
• Japanese encephalitis
• Malaria
• Yellow Fever (required by law for certain destinations)
• Cholera

When Do you need to book an appointment…

We encourage you to book your appointment for vaccination with us at least 4 weeks prior to your departure date .

Our Doctors will able to see you at any time before travel .

The earlier   you can  seek advise is better.

Your well being is our top priority…

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