Your Health: Travel Checklist!

Here are the most important things you need to do before you jet away:
  • Book an appointment with to review the travel doctor each time you travel. At South Wangaratta Medical Centre, we can offer you advice for your travel health.
  • Ensure your routine and recommended vaccines are up to date. South Wangaratta Medical Centre stock the full range of travel vaccines including Yellow Fever Vaccine.
  • Always carry your travellers medical kit.
  • Take out travel insurance and remember to check the terms and conditions closely.
  • Don’t pat or approach any local animals as they may be carrying rabies.
  • Eat and drink safely. Boil it, peel it, cook it… or forget it!
  • Keep hands clean with soap and water or hand sanitiser gel, particularly after using the toilet and before eating.
  • Observe and respect local laws and customs. Always dress and behave appropriately.
  • Apply sunscreen at least 20 minutes before going outdoors and reapply as directed or required. Sunscreen is normally applied before repellent.
  • Avoid mosquitoes, flies and other biting insects. Apply Repel spray or roll-on insect repellent just before you step outside in the morning and as required, according to the formulation’s strength. Ensure you are covered at peak mosquito feeding times of dawn and dusk.
  • Always, register your journey before you leave and check the security and safety advice of each of your destinations on the smart traveller website.

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