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All of us love to travel, and traveling to exotic locations is an exciting new adventure.

However, did you know that many countries require you to get travel vaccines before you leave? Travel vaccines are necessary in order to protect you from certain infectious and harmful diseases that may be prevalent in the countries you are traveling to.

There are many benefits to getting your travel vaccinations, such as:

  • They protect you and your loved ones from potentially harmful diseases that could even cause disability or death.
  • They prevent the spread of diseases from one community to another.
  • Greatly reduce the cost of getting medical care while abroad.

Travel vaccines should be an important part of your travel plans and you should consult a travel doctor in Mt. Gravatt or a clinic close to you as early as possible. Since vaccines need time to take effect, ideally you should get your vaccines at least four to six weeks prior to travel.

What are the vaccines that you should get before you travel?

Here’s a list of common vaccines, however, these are specific to different countries and your travel doctor in Mt Gravatt or elsewhere, will be able to better advise you on what your exact requirement is.

  • Malaria.
  • Pertussuis  (whooping cough)
  • Tetanus
  • Polio.
  • Meningococcal.
  • Typhoid.
  • Hepatitis A.
  • Hepatitis B.
  • Rabies.
  • Japanese Encephalitis.
  • Cholera.
  • Yellow Fever.

When visiting your doctor or clinic for travel vaccines in Mt. Gravatt or anywhere close to you, you should always take with you your vaccination history, your travel itinerary, as well as any details of any other illnesses you may have or medications you may be on, so that your doctor is better informed about any risks that may be involved in getting your vaccinations.

Don’t let disease and illness ruin your travel adventures. Get your travel vaccinations and enjoy life to the fullest.

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