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Mooloolaba Family Clinic is happy to offer the best possible pre-travel preparation essential to protecting your health while away. Whatever your destination, some vaccines are necessary, and you will have difficulty crossing borders without correct documentation.

Our doctors will discuss your specific requirements. Following general guidelines may be helpful when planning a new trip.

Following general guidelines may be helpful when planning a new trip.

  • Make sure your childhood vaccines are up to date
  • All travelers should consider influenza vaccine
  • All travelers to developing parts of the world should have protection against hepatitis-A.
  • Others may need typhoid, rabies and hepatitis-B.
  • Travelers over 65 years, and those with chronic medical problems, are generally recommended Pneumonia vaccine before any overseas trip.
Vaccine Duration of Protection

  • Chicken Pox                                            Lifetime
  • Diphtheria                                               10 years
  • Flu (seasonal)                                         1 year
  • Flu (swine)                                              1 year
  • Hepatitis A                                              Long term (after 2 doses)
  • Hepatitis B                                              Long term (after 2 doses)
  • Japanese Encephalitis                          Not yet established but possibly up to 3 years
  • Measles, Mumps and Rubella            Lifetime
  • Meningitis                                              2-3 years
  • Polio                                                        6 years
  • Rabies (per-exposure)                        Long term
  • Tetanus                                                 10 years
  • Typhoid                                                 3 years
  • Yellow Fever                                        10 years