Travel immunisations

PLEASE NOTE: No travel advice will be given over the phone.

At CPMG we have experts who can discuss all travel medicine and vaccine queries for the whole family, with a dedicated nurse to deliver vaccines onsite.

For travel vaccines to be most effective these need to be administered 4-6 weeks prior to departure. Depending on the countries travelling to, when and for how long, additional immunisations may be required to protect you and your family from becoming ill. Our clinic provides BCG – vaccine for Tuberculosis, and other vaccines such as seasonal influenza vaccine, typhoid, hepatitis A, yellow fever, meningococcal vaccines. Often requiring more than one vaccination for travel.

Some patients require a skin test prior to the BCG vaccination. The doctors will not know prior to the appointment if this test is needed. If a tuberculin skin test (Mantoux) is required, the BCG vaccine will need to be delayed by a minimum of 3 days.

Fees

A non-refundable booking fee of $20 per family member is applicable to secure the appointment. We accept payment by credit card over the phone. The usual cost for a consultation is $270.00 for a standard consultation or $370 for a complex consultation. If you need to move your appointment, 48 hours’ notice is needed, but please note reception may not be able to offer you another date before your traveling dates. The booking fee will not be refundable in this instance.

If additional family members need an appointment they will be bulk billed for the consultation with a valid referral.

If your child is eligible for the BCG vaccination this vaccine will be included in the consultation fee. Some patients require a skin test prior to the BCG vaccination. The doctors will not know prior to the appointment if this test is needed. If a tuberculin skin test (Mantoux) is required, the BCG vaccine will need to be delayed by a minimum of 3 days. Some patients may be required to attend a follow-up appointment which will be bulk billed.

If additional vaccines are recommended these will be need to be purchased at CPMG but will be administered by the nurse at no extra cost.

How to make an appointment

Appointments for the travel clinic cannot be made without a valid referral for each patient. Please ask your referring provider to fax this through to 03 9345 6100 or complete the patient referral form. If you have a copy of the referral you can upload the referral through our website.

Our reception team will call you to discuss making an appointment. We may not be able to accommodate an appointment for you before your travel date, but can offer a cancellation list.

To assist with the booking process please ensure the referral has the following information;

  • Travelling dates, and how long you’re travelling for.
  • Countries travelling to.
  • Previous overseas travel.
  • Best contact phone number.

Availability of appointments

The travel clinic is held once a fortnight. Our clinic can only book a certain amount of patients and we cannot fit an extra patients in once the clinic is full. We can offer a cancellation list.

Month Appointment Availability
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November Available
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Travel providers

The following practitioners at CPMG are experts in travel immunisations: