Travel Vaccinations and Advice

When you are planning to go overseas, it can be difficult to know what health precautions to take. What illnesses or diseases might be a risk to you? What vaccinations do you need?

At Bellbowrie Family Practice, we are able to provide answers to a comprehensive range of travel questions. We are also able to provide many of the immunisations you might need. We recommend making an appointment four to six weeks before you are due to leave. Some vaccinations require more than one dose so it’s important to start with plenty of time to spare.


When you visit us at Bellbowrie Family Practice for a travel vaccination, your doctor will take into account your age, health, past vaccination history, and destination to determine which vaccinations you need.

We are able to provide vaccinations against a number of illnesses that you might come into contact with as you travel. These include:

  • Hepatitis A
  • Typhoid Fever
  • Diphtheria
  • Meningitis
  • Cholera
  • Polio

We are also able to update your vaccinations against the following diseases:

  • Rubella
  • Whooping Cough
  • Measles
  • Mumps
  • Influenza – various strains

Some vaccinations are specific to particular destinations, such as yellow fever, meningitis, rabies and Japanese encephalitis. Proof of yellow fever vaccination is required for entry to some countries, including parts of Africa, South and Central America and the Caribbean. Your doctor can advise which vaccinations you need based on your destination and length of travel time.

Travel Advice

At Bellbowrie Family Practice, we are able to answer a range of health-related travel questions. We also recommend a health check before you leave, especially if you have an existing health condition, are at risk of complications from flying or require prescription medication while away. Our advice also might include:

  • Prevention of illness in high-risk areas
  • A plan for managing an existing condition while away
  • How to access health care overseas
  • A letter concerning any prescription medication you might be carrying with you
  • How to safely undertake high-risk activities or high-altitude activities

At Bellbowrie Family Practice we offer a range of travel vaccinations and advice. If you would like to know more, please call our friendly team on 07 3202 5360 or use our online booking service to make an appointment.