Illawarra Medical Centre is a member of the Travel Medicine Alliance (TMA) and can provide a range services, including:
- Comprehensive consultation on your travel plans, health requirements and recommended vaccinations and boosters for your travel destination.
- Travel vaccinations. We carry the full range of travel vaccines at our practice, including measles, hepatitis A & B, yellow fever, malaria, tetanus, cholera and influenza.
- Visa application health checks.
- Follow up advice and treatment of any illnesses obtained while travelling overseas, upon return to Australia.
- Travel medical kits.
To book an appointment to discuss your specific requirements, please phone our Reception on (08) 9208 6400.
Please note: these appointments may require a longer appointment, so please notify our Reception when booking for any travel immunisations.
TRAVEL MEDICINE ALLIANCE
Illawarra Medical Centre is a member of the Travel Medicine Alliance (TMA). The TMA is made up of independent travel medicine practitioners who are familiar with the risks associated with travelling to various countries and regions and how best to manage those risks.
Most risks can be easily managed through up-to-date health information, correct immunisations, and a travellers medical kit, all of which is available by booking an appointment with Dr Alan Leeb or Dr Kelvin Balakrishnan to discuss your travel plans and concerns.
Yellow fever is prevalent in many areas of Africa and Central and South America.
It is serious disease that is transmitted by infected mosquitos.
Symptoms of yellow fever include fever, headache, jaundice, muscle pain, nausea, vomiting and fatigue.
Vaccination is the best way to prevent against the disease.
If you are planning any travel to Africa or South America, we recommend you book in for your yellow fever vaccination at least 4 weeks prior to departure.
FREE MEASLES VACCINE
The Western Australian State Government recently introduced a free measles vaccine program for Western Australians born in or after 1966 who have not already received two doses of a measles-containing vaccine.
Measles is a serious and highly contagious virus, with an increasing number of cases seen in WA in recent years largely due to overseas travel.
If you are planning on travelling overseas or are unsure of your vaccination history and whether you’ve previously had the measles vaccine, then you should consider taking part in the program.