Allmed Travel Health
AllMed provides travel health services for all patients travelling on holidays, for work and everything in between. We cater to each individual patient and provide detailed advice and treatment.
When attending for a travel health consultation, please let reception know and allow for at least 30 minutes for a consultation. This consult will cost $100 and if for personal travel will be eligible for a Medicare rebate of $70.30. Unfortunately if travelling for business the consult is not eligible for a Medicare rebate. Any vaccines required during the consult have a private fee and cannot be claimed on Medicare.
You will need to bring to your appointment your previous immunisation records and a travel itinerary. This will allow our team to create a tailored travel health plan for you.
We stock the following common travel vaccines:
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Yellow fever
- Diptheria, tetanus and pertussis
We also stock all vaccines on the immunisation schedule as laid out by the Department of Health. Please note that we do not stock rabies, Japanese B encephalitis or cholera vaccines but are able to provide prescriptions for these if needed. Please see below for our prices on travel vaccines.
AllMed has been accredited as a Yellow Fever vaccination centre by the Department of Health, Victoria. http://www.health.vic.gov.au/immunisation/yellow-fever-vaccinating-centres-metro.htm
We provide our travel health patients with internationally recognised travel documents for Yellow Fever vaccination.
How long do vaccinations last?
The table below outlines the usual duration of protection once the vaccination course is complete. For some vaccines, the duration of protection is uncertain.
|Cholera (oral)||2 years|
|Flu vaccine (Fluvax)||1 year|
|Hepatitis A (Havrix/Twinrix)||10 years > longer|
|Hepatitis B (HBVax II/Engerix B/Twinrix)||Lifetime|
|Japanese B Encephalitis||3 years|
|Measles, Mumps, Rubella||Lifetime|
|Meningitis (Menomune/Mencevax)||2-3 years|
|Pneumonia (Pneumovax)||5 years > life|
|Rabies (pre exposure)||Probably lifetime|
|Typhoid (injection)||3 years|
|Typhoid capsules x 3||3 years|
|Typhoid capsules x 4||5 years|
|Yellow Fever||10 years|
For more information on travel health and vaccines, as well as a good guide to requirements for potential vaccination, see the websites below:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel
World Health Organisation – http://www.who.int/topics/travel/en/index.html
Smartraveller – http://www.smartraveller.gov.au/
For any further queries, please call AllMed Consulting Clinic on (03) 9403 9900