Travel Vaccinations at our Glebe Medical Centre
If you are planning a trip overseas we suggest you arrange for a basic health check with us at least 6-8 weeks before you leave.This gives us time to make sure you have the correct travel vaccinations for your chosen destination.
Glebe Family Medical Practice are fully accredited to offer all travel vaccinations including
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Yellow Fever
- Meningococcal vaccine
- Japanese encephalitis
Vaccinations before travel are very important because they can help prevent you from contracting certain diseases overseas. You can also check the latest travel advice for your destination which will give you information about the main risks you could face and the best health precautions to take. Also check out vaccinehub.com.au – a great source of information. We encourage you to ensure your travel insurance is up to date before you leave.
Travel and Prescription Medicines
If you regularly take prescription medication you will need to make sure you have enough for your entire trip. Please see your doctor for a letter confirming all the medications you will be taking with you.
Always leave your medication in the original packaging so it is clearly labelled with your name and the dosage instructions. Split your medication between your carry on and hold luggage if possible in case your bags go missing.
Glebe Medical Travel Health Tips
Here’s some useful tips to help ensure you have a healthy holiday
- Continue to take your prescription medicines exactly as our doctor has prescribed.
- Take a small medical kit with you. Headache tables, antacids, antiseptic lotion, cotton wool, band-aids, sunscreen and insect repellent are the basics you should include.
- New diseases can appear suddenly, like pandemic influenza (H1N1) in 2009. Check the latest travel advice and travel bulletins for your destination before you leave.