Clinical Travel Immunisation

Mt Gravatt Medical Centre & Skin Cancer Clinic

Immunisation

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Immunisation

Active immunization can occur naturally when a person comes into contact with a specific microbe. The immune system then create antibodies and other defenses against the microbe. Therefore, the next time an individual comes into contact with this same microbe, the immune response against the microbe will be very efficient; this is the case in many childhood infections that a person only contracts once and is afterwards immune.

Vaccination

Vaccination is a process by which artificial active immunisation is administered so that the individual can achieve this ‘immune’ state, bypassing the natural process. It is important for prevention of many dangerous diseases.

Recommended Vaccination Schedule

Recommended Vaccination Schedule
VaccineBirth2 mo.4 mo.6 mo.12 mo.18 mo.4 yrs10–13 yrs15–17 yrs≥65 yrs
Hepatitis BHepBHepBHepBHepB
RotavirusRVRVRV
Diphtheria, pertussis, and tetanusDTPaDTPaDTPaDTPaDTPa
Haemophilus influenzae type bHibHibHibHib
Pneumococcal7vPCV7vPCV7vPCV23vPPV
Polio vaccineIPVIPVIPVIPV
Measles, mumps, and rubellaMMRMMR
VaricellaVaricella
MeningococcusMenCCV
Human papillomavirus vaccineHPV1
InfluenzaYearly

Travel Medicine

Travel Medicine

Travel medicine includes pre-travel consultation and evaluation, contingency planning during travel, and post-travel follow-up and care.

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