Travel Medicine offered by doctors consulting from Ti-Tree

What Vaccines do I need for my trip?

  • Everyone is different, and every destination different. Are you camping... or staying in Five Star Hotels?
  • Your doctor will tailor your vaccine program to match your particular situation. That’s why you need an appointment with your GP.
  • You can get an indication of what vaccines you will need for each country from the US Centre for Disease Control – click below to use their trip advisor.

Vaccine Advisor

Travel Medicine and Vaccinations

Our Travel Nurses

Vaccinations offered at Ti-Tree can help protect you from

  • Chicken Pox
  • Cholera
  • Diptheria
  • German measles
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Herpes Zoster
  • Japanese encephalitis
  • Malaria
  • Measles
  • Mumps
  • Pertussis
  • Q Fever
  • Rabies
  • Rubella
  • Shingles
  • Tetanus
  • Typhoid
  • Varicella
  • Whooping cough
  • Yellow Fever

What is Travel Medicine

Travel Medicine is medical practice that considers the necessary preparation for healthy travel with the aim of reducing the risk of illness.

It considers the person, their current and their future health needs, in combination with the health risks at the destination. There is advice regarding medications, vaccinations, food and water precautions and high risk activities.

Common Illness

Travellers Diarrhoea

Gastrointestinal illness is the most common illness that is experienced by travellers and is referred to as Traveller’s Diarrhoea.

“TD” may require the prescription of special medicines either for prevention or treatment. The risk of “TD” can be reduced by taking precautions with food and water. Your doctor can provide you with the correct advice tailored to your destination.

Respiratory Infections

Respiratory infections are very common with travel anywhere and it is wise to have an influenza vaccination before you leave.

Special Destinations

Travel to many areas requires proper insect protection and sometimes malaria tablets. Travel to altitude requires advice and sometimes medication that diminishes the effects of altitude illnesses. We can help you plan your itinerary to reduce the impact of altitude on your health.


Vaccinations for common and preventable diseases are both a current and future investment due to the longevity of modern vaccines.

Mandatory Vaccinations

Yellow Fever vaccination is the only vaccination that is mandated by International Health Regulations as a requirement of entry to countries with potential Yellow Fever disease.

Some countries from time to time, or for special purpose, mandate other vaccinations.

Saudi Arabia mandates vaccinations for attendance at the annual Haj pilgrimage.

Recommended Vaccinations

It is recommended for everyone to be current with their vaccination status even if they do not plan on travelling overseas ie; tetanus, measles, chicken pox.

Hepatitis A is a common worldwide disease and is the most common recommended vaccination. It is often administered in combination with Typhoid Vaccine.

Rabies vaccination is a special vaccine that requires discussion and can offer life-long protection for a rare but catastrophic disease.

Prevent any unnecessary cost and vaccination

Doctors offering travel medicine at Ti-Tree request for you to please bring all past vaccination records that you have had. Knowing exactly what vaccinations you have had in the past can prevent you doctor prescribing unnecessary re-vaccinations.


Please tell the reception staff that you are having a travel consultation with your doctor so that a vaccination appointment with the nurse can also be arranged.

It is never too early to have a consultation to plan your travel health needs – ideally book 6 to 8 weeks before your departure, but if you have left it to the last minute, your doctor can plan and advise you on rapid vaccination schedules as late as the last few days before you leave.

Prior to the appointment it is a good idea to visit the Centre of Disease Control information site via the Vaccine Advice link on our Webpage.

Travel consultations vary in complexity and so does the time your doctor requires for consultation.

Family Holiday

Your doctor can consult with your entire family if you are travelling to common destinations such as Thailand, Bali and Fiji in a single group appointment.

Your doctor does need to assess each member of your family individually to ensure their individual needs are prescribed for, so please ensure everyone in your family is present..

Your doctor will only charge one member of your family the full standard consultation fee if all members of your family are present. Others are only charged the Medicare rebate.

Complex Destinations

A common example is travel to South America to visit Machu Picchu, the Amazon, Iguazu Falls and parts of Central America.

This requires advice and prescription from your doctor for Yellow Fever vaccine, altitude illness, mosquito spread infections such as Zika or Dengue and Malaria prevention.

Pre-Existing Medical Problems

More people want to travel in their later years and may have pre-existing medical conditions that require special consideration by their doctor particularly with regard to the safety of vaccines and their own medical history.


Most travellers will require a Standard Travel Appointment with their doctor.

Your doctor can offer more advice in a Long Travel Appointment – this is useful if you are travelling “off the beaten track” in South America or Africa as Yellow Fever, Malaria, worm infection and altitude illness need discussion and advice. You can book a Long Travel Appointment with your doctor if you wish.

The doctors we support all offer a discount of $10 to 1st travellers.

Subsequent travellers must attend at the same time as 1st travellers to obtain rebate fee.

Complex Destinations or Medical Problems

These consultations will have a time of greater than 20 minutes and are charged at the Long Travel Appointment rate


Vaccinations are the best long term investment for healthy travel.

It is possible to achieve life time immunity with a number of vaccines including the Yellow Fever and Rabies vaccines.

It is essential that vaccines are stored at the correct temperature at all times and therefore we stock a wide range of vaccines at very competitive prices.

The cost of vaccines will be discussed at your consultation.

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MT. Eliza Travel Doctor

118 Mt Eliza Way
Mt Eliza VIC 3930, Australia
(03) - 9787 8033

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