What vaccinations will I need?
Recommended vaccinations vary depending on the country you are visiting, the duration, your itinerary and your planned activities while you are away. Please bring any vaccination history and your itinerary to your appointment.
How much will it cost?
Your consultation will be bulk billed if you hold a valid Medicare card. Vaccinations and travel medications range from $30-$130 each. All vaccinations and medication purchases need to be paid on the day.
Are Vaccinations Claimable?
Some vaccines and anti-malarial medications are often claimable on private health insurance under your extras cover, you need to check with your fund. After payment is made itemised receipts are provided to you to claim with your insurer.
Do you stock all travel vaccines and consumables onsite?
The clinic stocks all vaccines and medications onsite and we ensure that our pricing is competitive. All vaccines are stored in an accredited cold chain environment to ensure that they are in optimum condition.
How soon should I come before I travel?
Ideally, allow six weeks, whenever possible, for adequate vaccination to take place before you travel. Some vaccines require a few doses so you may need two or more visits to the clinic.
How long does it take?
We allow a minimum of 30 min up to 1 hr for families or groups. Remember all our consultations are bulk billed so that you are not out of pocket for the professional, specific travel advice.
What if I’m pregnant?
Although there is no evidence that vaccines are harmful during pregnancy, the safety of many has not yet been established. It is important to discuss your travel plans with your obstetrician and the risk versus benefits of vaccinations will be discussed during your travel consultation depending upon your plans.
All vaccines should be avoided during the first trimester in case of a fever.
See also The Pregnant Traveller
Can children be vaccinated?
Depending on the recommended vaccines, children can be vaccinated from the age of 12 months old. See also Travelling with Children
Will the vaccinations make me sick?
Side effects may occur but are generally mild and differ depending on the vaccine. Common complaints are pain and swelling, redness at the site of injection, headache, fever or nausea. See also Side Effects of Vaccines
Can I have all my vaccinations on the same day?
Yes you can. Some vaccines must be given together on the same day.
Also if need be we can split the vaccines into 2 visits if you request it as long as we have adequate time before you intend to travel.
Can all my family come at once?
Yes. We allow for adequate time for larger groups or families to ensure that you receive comprehensive, professional and appropriate travel advice and Vaccinations.
Can I take the gastro-kit into any country?
Yes you can. The gastro kit is standard and as long as you leave the tablets in their original packet, there will be no problems .
Can I drink alcohol before my vaccinations?
Yes you can, in moderation.