Travel medicine

Travel medicine

More than 900 million international journeys are undertaken every year, many of these to developing countries. Travellers can be exposed to a range of health risks, for example different bacteria, viruses or parasites, and changes in temperature, altitude & humidity, and these could lead to ill health and the ruination of a holiday or business trip. Many of these risks can be reduced through precautions taken before, during and after travel. It is important to see a doctor at least 4-6 weeks before departure, if possible, to ensure there is enough time to provide the appropriate vaccines for your trip.

At Fountain Street General Practice, we have doctors with particular interest and experience in travel medicine. We are accredited by NSW Health to provide Yellow Fever vaccinations, and we stock most travel-related vaccines on site.

If you require travel medical advice or vaccinations, please contact us on 8303 2900 and let the receptionists know that your appointment is for travel.

General information regarding risks of travel and how to reduce these are available at the following websites:

Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

World Health Organization

US Centers for Disease Control

UK NHS Fit for Travel