Travel Health Advice and Vaccinations

Recommended Vaccinations Before Travel

travel doctor melbourneSouthgate Medical is a member of the Travel Doctor TMVC group of travel clinics, considered to be the leading travel clinic provider in Australia.

As a member of the Travel Doctor – TMVC group, we are the preferred travel medicine provider for the Australian Government Department of Foreign affairs and Trade (DFAT), many humanitarian/development/aid agencies and some of Australia’s largest corporations.

Our doctors have expert knowledge of health risks for travellers and are always up to date with the latest travel health information.

Bookings

Travel consultations can be booked at either of the following locations:

Southbank – 3 Southgate Avenue, Southbank VIC 3006

Frankston – 28 Cranbourne Road, Frankston VIC 3199

Please call 03 9690 1433 or send an email to clinic@southgatemedical.com.au with the following details and we will be in touch to arrange a suitable date and time.

Full name:

DOB:

Phone number:

Destination/s:

Departure date:

Duration of trip:

Reason for trip: Business or holiday

Number of travellers:

Preferred location: Southbank or Frankston

Preferred appointment date:

FAQs

What vaccinations do I need?

It is not possible to have a standard list for each country as it may vary depending on a multitude of factors, including which part of the country you’re travelling to, accommodation (eg. resort vs backpacking), the length of your trip and your activities whilst there.

Our doctors are experts in travel medicine and therefore will be able to make individualised recommendations for you at the time of your consultation.

How soon should I have my vaccinations before my trip?

Ideally, a minimum of 2-3 weeks prior to travelling where possible but we can accommodate travellers even up until a day before departure.

Can I just get your nurse to do the vaccinations if I know what is required, or my regular doctor has already advised what I need?

No – a consultation is legally required with one of our travel doctors before our nurse can administer any vaccines.

How long will the consultation take and how much will it cost?

We normally allocate 30 minutes for the initial consultation including the administration of vaccinations and medications. The fee for this longer consult is $148, with a rebate of $76.95 from Medicare.

This fee may be reduced at the discretion of our doctor for shorter consultations or for couples and families.

Price list for commonly required vaccines:

Yellow Fever – $120

Rabies – $135 (per dose)

Japanese Encephalitis – $296

Typhoid – $68

Hepatitis A – $85

Hepatitis A/Typhoid (combined vaccination) – $145

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