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Travel Medicine

At Double Bay Doctors, we understand that a safe and healthy journey begins with comprehensive travel vaccine advice and administration. Offering a comprehensive range of travel vaccinations, including being accredited to provide the Yellow Fever vaccine, we're here to guide and support you in preparing for your travels. 

Before your travels, it's crucial to plan in the event that you need vaccinations before visiting your destination. Keep in mind that some vaccines need to administered over specific time frames, typically 3 to 6 months prior to your trip. As such, make sure you schedule an appointment with your doctor well in advance to allow for completion of your vaccine course within the recommended time frame. 

Please note that travel vaccines may incur additional costs. Double Bay Doctors does not stock all travel vaccines, so in some cases you may be required to collect your vaccine from the pharmacy and return to have it administered. 


Below is a comprehensive list of vaccines recommended by the Department of Health for travellers.

This information serves as guidance only, and does not substitute medical advice. For a detailed assessment and personalised guidance, consult with your doctor well ahead of your travel dates. 

Chickenpox (Varicella) 
Recommended if you haven't had chickenpox or the vaccine before, especially for individuals susceptible to the virus. 

Consider vaccination when travelling to areas with a high risk of cholera transmission, especially during outbreaks.

Given the current global situation, COVID-19 vaccination is highly recommended for all travellers. Stay informed about the latest requirements and recommendations for your destination, including any booster shot recommendations here

Hepatitis A
Recommended for travellers heading to areas with poor hygiene or uncertain sanitation, especially in developing countries where the risk of infection is high. 

Hepatitis B

Advised for infants, children, adolescents and adults travelling to regions with high prevalence rates. The World Health Organisation recommends considering this vaccine for most travellers to highly endemic regions. 

Influenza (Flu)
Consider getting a seasonal flu vaccine before your trip, especially if it aligns with the flu season in your destination. 

Japanese Encephalitis
Consider this vaccine if travelling to regions where the disease is prevalent, especially rural areas. 

Consult your doctor to discuss malaria protection when travelling to tropical areas, as the risk exists in most of these regions. 

Meningococcal (Bexsero)
Recommended for unvaccinated travellers visiting regions with a high risk of meningococcal disease, particularly during outbreaks.

Ensure you're up-to-date with measles vaccination, especially if you haven't been vaccinated or had measles before. 

All travellers, whether previously immunised or not, should seek immediate care and immunisation after incidents involving bites, scratches, or contact with animals that break the skin, particularly on moist body surfaces. 

Ensure your tetanus vaccination is up-to-date. 

Tuberculosis (TB)
Generally recommended for children under 5 years old staying in developing countries for over 3 months. Consideration should be given to older children spending extended periods in high-risk countries. 

Recommended for all travellers to regions with poor sanitation, especially for extended stays in developing countries. 

Yellow Fever
Essential for travellers to certain countries in Africa and South America. Double-check if your destination requires a yellow fever vaccination certificate for entry. 

Areas of the world where travel vaccinations are recommended:



  1. Australian Government Department of Health - Immunisation for Travel

  2. World Health Organization - Travel Vaccines

  3. Smartraveller by the Australian Government - Travel Advice

  4. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - Travel Health Notices

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