Travel Vaccines



Going somewhere exotic? 

We offer a comprehensive range of travel advice and vaccines, including Yellow Fever vaccination.


An appointment can be made with a practice nurse to discuss your specific travel itinerary and vaccinations required. It is advised to attend for an appointment 4-6 weeks prior to travel. New patients are welcome if requiring a yellow fever vaccine, however will require an appointment with a GP prior to seeing the nurse.



Before you go:
Whatever your destination, the best possible pre-travel preparation is essential to protecting your health while away. Some vaccines are compulsory, and you will have difficulty crossing borders without correct documentation. Other vaccines are highly recommended for your own health and safety, but you will not be asked for documentation when you pass international borders.


Compulsory Vaccines:
Yellow fever vaccine is compulsory for parts of Africa and South America.
Meningitis vaccine for Saudi Arabia at time of the Haj.


Recommended Vaccines


All Travellers

No matter where you are going, it is recommended that you ensure your childhood vaccines are up to date - usually within the last ten years; e.g. Tetanus, diphtheria, measles, polio. All travellers should consider influenza vaccine.


Some Travellers
All travellers to developing parts of the world should have protection against hepatitis-A. Others may need typhoid, rabies and hepatitis-B. Travellers over 65 years, and those with chronic medical problems, are generally recommended Pneumonia vaccine before any overseas trip. Travellers who visit high risk areas may be recommended vaccines such as, meningitis, Japanese encephalitis, tick borne encephalitis or rarely cholera.





The Highton Clinic

10A Bellevue Ave

Highton

​VIC 3216

Phone 5243 5566