Are you a passionate traveller?
Do you know that a lot of countries require certain vaccinations to be taken before you can travel there?
Vaccinations keep you safe from many diseases that may be prevalent in certain countries of the world, such as typhoid, yellow fever etc. Not only do travel vaccinations protect you from these diseases, but it also helps prevent the spread of such diseases from country to country.
The required vaccinations are different from country to country, which is why it’s always a good idea to consult with a medical professional at a Travel Clinic as an essential part of your travel planning. Most vaccinations need to be given in a series of injections, hence early planning is required to complete the course before you travel.
It is highly recommended that you consult a travel health specialist at least 4-6 weeks before your travel dates, especially since vaccinations need time to start working.
Things to inform your doctor or travel health specialist when getting your travel vaccinations:
- Your current health condition – certain medications could react adversely with the vaccinations, hence if you are taking any regular medications, it is advisable to inform the doctor before getting your vaccines.
- Your immunisation history.
- Travel itinerary.
Certain health conditions should be checked with your medical professional before getting any vaccinations, such as:
- If you are pregnant or think you are pregnant.
- If you are breastfeeding.
- If you have HIV/AIDS
- If you are receiving Chemotherapy
- If you have had an organ or bone marrow transplant
General vaccines which may be required, depending on the country you are travelling to and your proposed activities, are:
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Japanese Encephalitis
- Yellow Fever
If you are travelling with small children, it is advisable to get them the Measles vaccination before travelling.
Benefits of getting vaccinated before travelling abroad:
- Protects you from potentially high-risk diseases
- Prevents the spread of diseases
- Saves you the cost and hassle involved with contracting a high-risk disease
As with all vaccinations, those required for travel to certain countries can have side effects. However, these side effects are very mild in nature and will subside after 1-2 days. Common side effects could be:
- Mild fever
- Swelling or redness around the point of injection
- Muscle Ache
These side effects are very mild and temporary, and the benefits of getting the vaccinations far outweigh such effects.
Which M3 Clinics offer travel vaccinations?
Travel clinics are available at:
If you are looking for Travel Vaccinations in Ascot Vale:
63-65 Union Road, Ascot Vale, VIC 3032 | Phone 03 9326 2098 | Fax 03 9375 7912
If you are looking for Travel Vaccinations in Bayswater:
Shop 27-29, Mountain High Shopping Centre, 7-13 High Street, Bayswater, VIC 3153 | Phone 03 8820 0300 | Fax 03 9738 2200
If you are looking for Travel Vaccinations in Hobsons Bay (Spotswood):
Level 1, 196-200 Hall Street, Spotswood, VIC 3015 | Phone 03 9391 2855 | Fax 03 9399 2755
You can have travel vaccinations at all M3 Clinics. However, at Ascot Vale, the GP will need to print a prescription for you to pick up from the pharmacy.
Talk to our Travel Clinics today and get the right advice from our medical professionals regarding travel vaccinations.
Don’t let illness or the fear of getting sick ruin your overseas adventure. Live life to the fullest, with the right protection from M3 Health Clinics.
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