BULK BILLED Travel health checks and immunizations
Every year Australian travelers become ill, or even die, while traveling overseas. Make an appointment with your doctor at Main Street Medical and Skin Center for a basic health check-up and advice, at least eight weeks before you depart.
Infectious diseases that cause some of the overseas illnesses are often preventable through immunization. It’s important that you discuss your personal travel plans with a health professional to ensure you have the correct immunization for your trip and any booster doses of childhood immunizations you may need.
Immunizations can prevent you from contracting some diseases, but remember:
- New immunizations are constantly being released but diseases continue to evolve.
- Immunizations may be an entry requirement of some countries so check with the embassy or consulate of the countries you are intending to visit or transit. In some countries you may be refused entry or required to have the immunization at the border. We recommend you seek medical advice from your GP and have any immunizations required prior to leaving Australia.
- It’s very wise to immunize; however, some immunizations require a long period to take effect and more than one dose may be needed.
- You may need boosters for childhood immunization.
- Health risks within a country can vary from one region to another and local authorities may be slow to announce outbreaks of disease.
To find out more about healthy travel and immunization, contact Main Street Medical and Skin Center for comprehensive advice and immunization.