Travel Medicine

Are you up-to-date with your measles vaccinations?

Measles vaccinations Given the recent cases of measles in Victoria, it’s a timely reminder to check your vaccination records to make sure you’re up-to-date. In this article, we explain why you may need a measles booster shot. What is measles? Measles is a highly contagious viral infection that can survive in the environment for up [...]

Meningococcal update

Meningococcal update: what you need to know about recent changes The Federal Government recently announced a new national program to vaccinate teenagers aged 14 to 19 against Meningococcal A, C, W and Y. Over the next four years, over one million teenagers will receive free vaccination against these strains of the illness. What is Meningococcal? [...]

Altitude Sickness

Tips for managing altitude sickness Before travelling overseas, it’s important to get any required vaccinations, organise travel health insurance, and research any health risks specific to your destination. With many of the world’s most incredible holiday spots located at high elevations, these risks may include altitude illness. Read on for advice on how to prevent [...]

Tips For Managing Seasickness

Tips For Managing Seasickness Seasickness Seasickness can ruin sea voyages for sufferers. Although anyone can get seasickness in severe conditions, some 20-30% of the population are more prone, especially migraine sufferers, women and children. Situations that increase susceptibility include changes in boat motion, on-board reading, heavy weather, passenger fatigue and even extreme smells. In this article, [...]

Get the Right Travel Medicine before travelling

Travel Medicine Clinic When travelling overseas, it’s important to take precautions to protect your health. Whether you are planning an adventure holiday of epic proportions in Nepal or Namibia, or taking a laidback family vacation in Thailand, we can help. Here’s why you should see our friendly travel doctors before you depart. 1) Everything under [...]