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Clinic at the Royal Children's Hospital

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.

Travel providers

Along with nurses Kate and Rebecca the following practitioners at CPMG are experts in travel immunisations:

Fiona is a paediatrician who has worked and lived in Fiji and Vietnam for >10 years with her husband and young children. She has travelled independentally with her family to most continents on many adventures. Recently she was based at Vietnam’s largest paediatric hospital in Hanoi for >3 years. In addition, she worked at the International SOS in Hanoi as a paediatrician providing immunisation and health care for expatriate and travelling families.

Nigel is a general paediatrician with a special interest in immunisation and travel medicine.

He currently has appointments at the Royal Children’s Hospital as a general paediatrician and medical head of Immunisation Services. He is also the Director of SAEFVIC (an immunisation research and vaccine safety group) based at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI). 

Daryl is a general paediatrician with special interests in acute care paediatrics, travel medicine and health informatics.

He graduated in medicine from Monash University and completed paediatric training at The Royal Children’s Hospital and the Hospital for Sick Children (Sickkids) in Toronto, and also has a Masters of Public Health majoring in global health from Johns Hopkins University. He is passionate about medical mission ventures in developing countries.

Shidan is a consultant paediatrician with a broad experience in managing health issues affecting newborns, infants, children and adolescents. Shidan takes a holistic approach to health and enjoys working with families to find solutions that best suit their needs.  He has an interest in acute and chronic health issues such as failure to thrive, asthma, eczema and urinary tract infections, as well as travel medicine.  
 

Teresa is an experienced general and developmental paediatrician who has worked at The Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne for over 25 years.

She has a longstanding commitment to community paediatrics with a particular interest in the diagnosis and management of developmental and behavioural problems as well as general health concerns.

She also has a particular interest in immunisation and travel medicine and has worked in this area for many years.

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