travel medicine and vaccinations
Northbridge Medical Travel Doctor & Travel Vaccinations In Perth
Many infectious diseases are largely controlled in Australia through widespread vaccination and other health measures. Unfortunately, this is not the case for many other countries. Travelling overseas dramatically increases health risks and infections can be fatal in rare cases.
This is why it is important to make sure you are vaccinated before travelling to another country.
Vaccines provide protection by exposing the body to a small dose of the disease. This in turn strengthens your immune system as it develops immunity. Not vaccinating puts you at a greater risk of catching a preventable disease.
No matter where you are travelling to, it is strongly advised that your vaccinations are up to date. Some countries may even deny you entry unless you have the required vaccinations. Health risks vary from one country to another and there may be new outbreaks in certain areas. Which is why it is important to see a travel doctor in Perth before booking a trip as new vaccines may be available.
Northbridge Medical Centre is a registered travel clinic and certified to provide the Yellow Fever vaccination. A risk assessment approach is best to clarify disease exposure and protective benefits against any concerns you may have. We provide general health counselling and can prescribe travel kits as well conduct pre-travel health screening and blood testing.
We advise on vaccinations and travel precautions to take, relative to your destination and season. The Australian Government’s National Health and Medical Research Council recommends all travelers be up to date with:
- Measles, mumps, rubella and varicella
- Hepatitis B
Depending on the destination you are travelling to and your activities, we routinely recommend prophylaxis against the following:
- Meningococcal C
- Hepatitis A
- Japanese encephalitis
- Yellow fever (required by law for certain destinations)
There may be other infections not in this list that are unique to certain regions of the world. This is yet another reason to schedule a booking with our physicians before you travel.
Make a Booking
Now that more Australians are taking the opportunity to travel, it is more important than ever to be vaccinated. We encourage you to book your travel vaccinations with us at least 4 weeks prior to your departure date. Additional information on travel health can be found here.
Contact us today to make a booking at our clinic before travelling to your next destination.