Travel Medicine

For patients requiring travel vaccinations for overseas travel, you will need to discuss your travel medicine health requirements with one of our doctors.

Your doctor may need to order blood tests or review past immunisation records in order to recommend the most appropriate vaccination schedule. Please bring records of any previous immunisations with you to the appointment

Your doctor will be able to print you a travel health plan and give you prescriptions for required vaccinations. If you make a double appointment it may be possible for you to purchase the vaccinations from the adjacent pharmacy and have them administered by the doctor in the same visit.

It is important to come and see us 4-6 weeks prior to departure as the immunisations may take several weeks to be effective and some require multiple doses.

For information on Yellow Fever vaccinations please refer to the “Yellow Fever” tab

Whilst individual requirements may vary the standard adult schedules for typical immunizations are as follows (accelerated, slightly less effective, courses in brackets)

Hepatitis B 1,6 months (0,7,21 days, 12 months)
Hepatitis A&B combination  0,1,6 months (0,7,21 days, 12 months)
Hepatitis A & Typhoid Combination 0,1,6  months
Hepatitis A booster 1,6-36 months
Typhoid Single dose, booster every 3 years
Polio  Single booster dose 10 yearly
Polio Tetanus & Diphtheria  Single booster 10 yearly
Rabies  0,7 & 28(21) days, 2 yearly booster or blood test
Japanese Encephalitis  0 & 28 days (0,7,14 days 1-3 months)
Yellow Fever  Single dose gives lifetime cover
Meningitis ACWY (Hajj meningitis vaccine)  Single dose 3-5 yearly