Medical advice

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Before you travel, consult with your health professional to discuss:

  • Your itinerary

  • Duration of travel

  • Style of travel

  • Past medical history

  • Vaccination requirements

  • Pregnancy

  • Allergies

  • Medications

  • Pre-existing conditions

  • Disease prevention


Tips for long-distance travellers

  • Remember to undertake frequent leg exercise and take deep breaths regularly while seated

  • Drink plenty of non-alcoholic beverages to prevent dehydration

Routine vaccinations (childhood or adult vaccinations)

  • Tetanus

  • Polio

  • MMR (measles, mumps and rubella)

  • Influenza

  • Pneumococcal

  • Meningococcal

  • Varicella (chickenpox)

Required vaccinations

For instance, when crossing international borders certain vaccinations are required

  • Yellow Fever

  • Cholera

  • Meningococcal

Recommended vaccinations

There are some vaccinations recommended when travelling overseas specific to your destination. These may include:

  • Hepatitis A

  • Hepatitis B

  • Typhoid

  • Japanese Encephalitis

  • Poliomyelitis (polio)

  • Rabies

  • Cholera

Please see your doctor to identify your specific needs.