TRAVEL ADVICE

At Bellbird Medical Centre we offer a full range of travel vaccinations at competitive prices and we are in process to obtain approval for a Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre.

 

If possible, it is important to come and see us 4-6 weeks prior to departure as the immunisations take a couple of weeks to be effective and some require multiple doses.

 

Whilst individual requirements may vary the standard adult schedules for typical immunisations are as follows (accelerated, slightly less effective, courses in brackets)

 

  • Hepatitis A: Initial dose, followed by a booster at 6 to 12 months

  • Hepatitis B: Initial dose, the second and third doses administered at 1 and 6 months after the first dose

  • Typhoid: 4 tablets over a week, booster every 5 years

  • Polio: Single booster dose 10 yearly

  • Tetanus & Diphtheria: Single booster 10 yearly

  • Rabies: 0,7 & 28 (21) days, 2 yearly booster or blood test

  • Japanese Encephalitis: 0 & 28 days (0,7,14 days 1-3 months)

  • Yellow Fever: Single dose 10 yearly

  • Meningitis ACWY (Hajj meningitis vaccine): Single dose 3-8 yearly (depends on vaccine

 

Please bring any records you have of previous immunisations with you to your appointment. For more up to date information on travel vaccine depending on the travel destination, please visit the website.

https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel