Travel Health

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How soon before a holiday should I see a doctor?

To give your vaccines plenty of time to take effect, it’s advised that you see a doctor 6-8 weeks prior to travel.

You might want to book a group or family appointment to make sure that everyone in your travel group is taking the right precautions to stay healthy while away. Please phone reception on 9848 4111 to make these types of appointments, letting us know about the purpose of your visit and the number of people attending the appointment.

What does a travel health consult involve?

At Denmark Medical Centre, our goal is to provide you with information and advice based on your personal travel plans, medical history and immunisation history. Given this, every travel consultation is different.

We’ll arm you with written and web-based resources so that you can make the informed decisions before you leave. We will also give you information that may help should you fall ill while away.

We can also give you your travel vaccines on site. Denmark Medical Centre is an approved Yellow Fever vaccine provider.

If you are concerned about malaria risk at your destination, we can talk you through the latest information and resources, and whether medication is recommended for the place you’re heading to. We can also discuss which specific medication will suit you best.

We will only recommend vaccinations based on the individual’s requirement, itinerary of the traveller, their health status, when the benefit of the vaccine outweighs the associated risk of complications arising from vaccine side-effects, and when the risk of disease and illness is indicated.

Prior to booking an appointment with your doctor, please review vaccines recommendations from the Centre for Disease Control

What if I’m still not feeling well when I return home?

If you return from travel and are not well, book an appointment at Denmark Medical Centre. We can help you determine possible causes and help you find a solution.