TELL US WHERE YOU’RE GOING & WE’LL TELL YOU WHAT YOU NEED

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to travel vaccinations or medications. Every country poses different risks. The meds you need depend on where you go in the world

Again this is the TMVC advantage. We are experienced knowledgeable and understand what you will confront on your trip

Our client profile form will help identify the exact travel vaccines and meds you need when travelling to Australia … and only those

TRAVEL VACCINES TO CONSIDER

Hepatitis A

WHAT IS IT ?
A virus that infects the liver

HOW DO I GET IT?
From foods and drinks that have been handled by people that carry the virus

WHAT HAPPENS?
Hepatitis A varies in severity from a flu-like illness to requiring hospitalization

It is rarely fatal

WHAT CAN I DO ABOUT IT?
There is no treatment for hepatitis A

Vaccination is safe and effective at preventing hepatitis A

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Hepatitis B

WHAT IS IT ?
A virus that infects the liver

HOW DO I GET IT?
You can catch it from unsterilized needles, sexual intercourse, unscreened blood transfusions and other equipment like spa and tattooing tools that have not been sterilized effectively

IS IT SERIOUS ?
There is an immediate illness which can be serious and sometimes fatal

But even after recovery some people will carry the virus for life

Cirrhosis (permanent liver damage) and liver failure can develop over years

WHAT CAN I DO ABOUT IT?
Hepatitis B can be treated with a course of drugs that often lasts months

The treatment itself can result in unpleasant side effects and is not always effective

Some people do not respond to the treatment

Vaccination is safe and effective to prevent hepatitis B

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Rabies

WHAT IS IT ?
Rabies is a virus, a Lyssavirus

HOW DO I GET IT?
90% of human infections are from infected dog bites

WHAT HAPPENS?
The virus causes fever, headache, vomiting and infects the nervous system and brain leading to involuntary muscle movement and a fear of water and sometimes air

There is an incubation period before symptoms start, that can be from days to months, sometimes years

It is 100% fatal once symptoms begin

WHAT CAN I DO ABOUT IT?
Treatment for rabies is available after a bite but can be hard to find in remote areas or developing countries

Rabies vaccination is available

Treatment after a bite is still required however it is much less complicated and easier to find

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Japanese Encephalitis (Ixiaro)

WHAT IS IT ?
A virus that infects the brain

HOW DO I GET IT?
It is spread by bites from mosquitos found in parts of Southeast Asia

WHAT HAPPENS?
About a 1/3 of those infected die, another 1/3 are left with permanent neurological damage and a 1/3 will recover

WHAT CAN I DO ABOUT IT?
There is no treatment

Vaccination with Ixiaro is safe and effective at preventing the disease

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NEW SOUTH WALES

The Sydney Opera House is the symbol of modern Australia. The musical masterpiece is currently undergoing a multi-million dollar transformation to reflect a more progressive Oz

DYK?
THERE IS A WORLDWIDE SHORTAGE OF ANTI-VENOM

You probably won’t be thinking about this when you’re surfing Bondi Beach or 4x4’ing dunes on Wedge Island. But have a plan if you get bit or stung by something nasty

VENOM MILKING TOURS

DO I NEED A FLU SHOT WHEN I TRAVEL ABROAD?

Yes! You may be travelling to a destination where the flu vaccine is not routine
The flu season differs depending on where you go in the world. The effects of long-haul travel may pre-dispose you to infection

"The Burnaby location has very nice staff that makes your less than fun stay much better (who likes being stuck by one or more needles). They give vaccinations for basically anything that you could need wile out travelling the world. "
Mike G - Yelp