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Travel Medicine

Travel Medicine at The Woods Medical Centre & Skin Cancer Clinic, Scarborough Perth WA

Book travel vaccinations well in advance

As exciting as travelling outside of Perth can be, it's important to remember that different countries have different health risks. A well-prepared traveler will take steps to stay healthy while abroad. This can include;

  • getting the right vaccinations

  • taking preventative medicines, and

  • practicing good hygiene.

GPs offering this service:

travel medicine lady at airport

There has never been a more important time to consider your health if you are intending to travel, especially if you need to travel overseas. 


An extensive range of travel vaccinations are available - along with important information from our doctors and nurses. 

Our GPs have access to up-to-date travel vaccine requirements. Please ensure that you make your appointment 3-6 months before your intended travel because some vaccinations need to be spaced apart (as a course over time and within a certain timeframe) before travel.

When booking your travel appointment with the doctor, please download the travel assessment form by clicking on the button below.   Fill out the form and email it back to the clinic to the email address at least two days before your appointment.

Overseas Travel Vaccinations & Preparation

Travel Health Updates

Problematic Countries and Diseases

Countries with poor sanitation & infectious diseases. 


Some countries pose greater health risks than others. For example, travelers to countries with poor sanitation may be at risk for foodborne illnesses such as traveler's diarrhea. Additionally, some countries have high rates of infectious diseases like malaria and yellow fever. It's important to research your destination before you travel so you can take appropriate precautions.


Malaria is a mosquito-borne disease that can be fatal if left untreated. It's prevalent in many countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Travelers to these areas may need to take anti-malarial medication to reduce their risk of infection. It's important to note that these medications may have side effects and may not be effective against all strains of malaria. It's also important to take steps to avoid mosquito bites, such as wearing long-sleeved clothing and using insect repellent.

Yellow Fever

Yellow fever is another mosquito-borne disease that can be fatal. It's prevalent in parts of Africa and South America. Many countries require proof of yellow fever vaccination before allowing travelers to enter. Travelers should consult with their doctor or a travel medicine specialist to determine if they need the yellow fever vaccine.

Vaccinations and Preventative Medications

Before you hit the Perth airport, it's important to make sure you're up to date on your routine vaccinations. You may also need additional vaccinations depending on your destination. For example, travelers to some countries may need the hepatitis A and B vaccines, while others may need the typhoid vaccine. It's important to talk to your doctor or a travel medicine specialist to determine which vaccinations you need.

In addition to vaccinations, travelers may also need to take preventative medications. This can include anti-malarial medication, as well as medication to prevent altitude sickness or motion sickness. Again, it's important to consult with a medical professional to determine which medications are appropriate for your trip.

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