It is important to get up to date health information to help you combat the potential health hazards that come with traveling. When travelling abroad it is not uncommon for people to underestimate the threat of disease or infection attributed to different regions.
Our doctors provide travel health advice to assist you in getting the necessary vaccination to stay safe.
Parkhill Medical Center is a Yellow Fever Vaccination Accredited Center. We offer a range of vaccinations. malaria tablets and medical kits. The Products we have include:
- Tetanus / Diphtheria / Pertussis (whooping Cough)
- Yellow Fever
- MMR (Measles, mumps, and rubella)
- Varicella (chickenpox)
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Malaria tablets
* What are the most common Travel-related Vaccines administered to Australian’s? Hepatitis A and Typhoid are the two most commonly vaccinated diseases.
We recommend patients make an appointment well before their intended travel date to allow sufficient time for immunization (at least 6 weeks before they leave Australia). However, if you do need to travel at short notice, we offer accelerated immunization programs.
How often do vaccinations last?
Most vaccinations last between a year and a lifetime, but this varies between each. We’ve constructed a table below that outlines the length of protection a vaccination provides after its course is completed.
- Cholera (oral) – 2 years
- Diptheria – 10 years
- Flu vaccine – 1 year
- Hepatitis A – 10 years > longer
- Hepatitis B – Lifetime
- Japanese B Encephalitis – 3 years
- Measles, Mumps, Rubella – Lifetime
- Meningitis – 2-3 years
- Pneumonia – 5 years > life
- Polio – Lifetime
- Rabies (pre exposure) – Probably lifetime
- Typhoid (injection) – 3 years
- Yellow Fever – Lifetime
What vaccines do I need?
The doctor will advise what vaccinations are required during your consultation based on your itinerary and activity while you are away. Some consultation about your general medical history may also be necessary if we are not your regular GP.