Vaccinations

Some vaccines are compulsory and requires a certificate of proof to fulfill entry and quarantine requirements for that particular country, like Yellow fever vaccine. Irymple Medical Centre is registered with the Department of Health as a Yellow Fever vaccination centre. The majority of vaccinations are highly recommended due to the prevalence of disease in that country and lack of proximity to medical care. Before departure, all travellers should be up-to-date for polio, tetanus, diphtheria and MMR vaccinations (this varies depending on age, time since last vaccination and country visited.

Other vaccinations that may be recommended include:

  • Typhoid
  • Influenza/pneumonia
  • Hepatitis A
  • Tuberculosis
  • Hepatitis B
  • Japanese B Encephalitis
  • Rabies Prophylaxis
  • Cholera
  • Meningitis
  • Yellow Fever

Malaria: No vaccine available. Prevention includes avoidance of mosquito bites and use of anti-malaria medication prior to, during and after time in a ‘malaria’ area. Discuss details with your travel health adviser. In some instances, malaria medication is not necessary or only necessary for certain areas of a particular country. Bite avoidance measures are vitally important.