Immunization & Travel

One of the first things you should do when planning a trip is to set up an appointment with your doctor 6-8 weeks prior to travel.  Destination, activities, length of stay, health history and many other factors affect your risk of illness when traveling.

Digger Rest Medical Centre have experienced Travel Medicine staff who are able to evaluate these factors to come up with a care plan tailored to your travel.

We offer pre-travel assessment to determine your health care needs.

  • Information about disease risks, explanation of travel health issues, including food, water, and insect precautions.
  • Preventative vaccines and medications including: Hepatitis, Cholera, Typhoid, Rabies, Tetanus, Polio, and Yellow Fever, Japanese Encephalitis, Meningococcal and Malaria pills as well as written advice and documentation including the International Certificate of Vaccination.


HPV is a viral infection that is sexually transmitted. It can cause genital warts and cancer.

Vaccination is a safe and effective way to protect you from HPV. The HPV vaccine is often called the ‘cervical cancer vaccine’.

By getting vaccinated against HPV, you can also help protect other people. The more people who are vaccinated in your community, the less the disease will spread.

Anyone over 9 years old who wants to protect themselves against HPV can talk to their doctor about getting immunised.

HPV immunisation is recommended for:

  • People aged approximately 12 to 13 years (at school), for free under the National Immunisation Program (NIP)
  • Men who have sex with men, if they have not already had a full course of HPV vaccine
  • People over 9 years old who have weakened immune systems.