Don’t leave it until the last minute to get any of your travel vaccines, as your body needs to develop immunity after the vaccine. This can take up to 2 weeks, and some vaccines require repeat after 1-2 weeks so preferably give yourself a couple of months before travelling.
Bring a list of your destinations. If you have any records of previous vaccines bring them along, as this might save you some pain and money. We will likely need to give you prescriptions to get the vaccines, though we do keep some in stock.
To prepare for your consultation, the Center for Disease Control has a useful website, where you can search for information about your destination. It will provide more tailored information about recommended vaccines. It also provides details about malaria. This includes information by country about malaria risk. The doctor can prescribe appropriate medication to help prevent malaria
Erskineville Doctors is now accredited to administer Yellow Fever vaccine. This vaccine is required for travel to some countries in South America, Central America, the Carribean and Africa. The Yellow Fever vaccine definitely needs to be done at least 2 weeks prior to travel or you might not be able to enter your destination country.
Travel consultations can also include advice about how to avoid and manage other diseases, including gastroenteritis. For some destinations you might want to take antibiotics with you just in case.
We can any vaccines we give you to the Australia Immunisations Register. Please advised if you do not want us to do this. If you wish to opt out of the AIR you can do so here.