IMMUNIZATION

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.

FREE Vaccinations for MSM and people who inject drugs until 31/12/18

Until 31 December 2018, all men who have sex with men (MSM) who live in Victoria, and all men and women who have injected drugs in the past 12 months and live in Victoria, can access a free, 2 dose vaccine course of hepatitis A, Havrix 1440®.

Gardasil®9 for adolescents in Year 7 of secondary school

Gardasil®9 vaccine is available for adolescents in Year 7 of secondary school or age equivalent 12 to 13 years.
Gardasil®9 is not required for people who have completed a course of Gardasil®.
A course of Gardasil® can be administered to men who have sex with men aged up to 26 years until 31 December 2018.

Men ACWY for ages 15-16 years old

The free meningococcal ACWY vaccine, Menactra® program has been extended and is now free for all MSM until 31 December 2018.