A comprehensive travel medicine service is available to our patients with the most up to date information and practices in preventative medicine for the traveller.
We are a ‘Yellow Fever Certified’ travel vaccination and health centre.
When booking your appointment please let us know which countries you are planning to visit so we can prepare the most up-to-date health and vaccine information for you.
Appointments should be made at the very latest 2 weeks prior to travel, but ideally should be made approximately 4 weeks prior to travel.
Vaccinations for South East Asia
For the short-term tourist boosters of your childhood vaccines (Tetanus) and also ones against some of the food and water-borne diseases (Hepatitis A and Typhoid) are usually recommended. Those trekking or those staying for longer periods will need to consider cover against a number of other diseases (such as Hepatitis B and Rabies).
Most travellers should start their vaccines about four to six weeks before they intend to travel, but if you are embarking on a longer trip or venturing to more rural regions of South East Asia you may consider attending your initial consultation earlier.
Malaria and many other illnesses are spread through the bite of a female mosquito. The major cities and most of the main tourist destinations of South East Asia are malaria-free but you may still be bitten by mosquitoes, especially around dusk. There are other mosquito-borne diseases which can be transmitted in these regions including Dengue and Japanese B Encephalitis. Make sure you cover up well and use good quality insect repellent. Malaria Prophylaxis may be recommended for you depending on your trip itinerary.
The temperatures in any of the South East Asian countries are a good deal higher than the hottest of Irish days but the climate is influenced by monsoon storms which can spring up very rapidly so you should be aware of this possibility and bring suitable clothing with you if travelling at these times of the year.
This information is not intended as a substitute for seeing a physician before your journey, these are merely guidelines. Do ensure that you take extra health precautions while you are overseas and so help yourself to have a safe and healthy holiday.
Vaccinations for South America
For the short-term traveller, the recommended vaccinations for South America are Hepatitis A and Typhoid (food and water-borne diseases) and Tetanus, Diphtheria and Poliomyelitis (childhood diseases). For those travelling for an extended period or to more rural areas of South America cover against Hepatitis B, Rabies and Meningococcal Meningitis may also be recommended.
Short-term tourists should start their vaccines approximately four to six weeks before they intend to travel. However, if you are venturing to more rural regions of South America or camping and trekking you may consider attending your initial consultation earlier.
The W.H.O. report Malaria transmission throughout South America in certain regions and you may be prescribed Malaria Prophylaxis depending on your itinerary.
If you are planning to travel to particularly warm destinations, then there is always a risk from food and water-borne diseases. In South America travellers are encouraged to eat hot, freshly cooked meals, to avoid cold meals of lettuce and salads and to never eat the under-cooked bivalve shellfish (mussels, oysters, clams etc) which are commonly found in these regions. Drinking sealed bottled water bought in a good quality hotel or supermarket is a wise precaution. Fruit that you can peel yourself is also a much safer option than if someone else has already done this for you.
All travellers to South America will need to be seen for a detailed medical consultation to ensure that they have appropriate advice and protection for the duration of their trip.
2 Adults + 2 Children