Going on holidays?
Are you going on a cruise soon? Planning a trip overseas? Are your vaccinations up to date?
Most travel vaccinations require more than one injection, sometimes up to six months apart, so make sure you come in with plenty of time to spare before your trip to ensure you’re up to date.
You may already have had some vaccinations from previous trips, so bring records with you to your appointment so your doctor can best advise you whether you need any more.
The common vaccinations that are recommended for overseas travel are for typhoid, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, tetanus, rabies, malaria and influenza. There may be others, but this will depend on where you are going, and how long you are planning to stay there and any other medical conditions you might have.
You may also need a list of your medications for certain countries or have a chat about staying safe around mosquitoes or food and water safety. Always check smart traveller for up to date news and recommendations.
Dr Jee Kim