Travel Vaccinations and Health Advice

It may be the last thing on your mind when planning a holiday, but travel vaccinations are necessary to protect you against dengue, malaria, yellow fever and other illnesses during your trip. We share travel health advice on some recommended vaccines and medicines to bring along with you.

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Travel Medicine and Vaccination

Planning your next getaway? Overseas travel can be fraught with potential health hazards. With a little planning and preparation, you can minimise any disruptions from sickness and ensure a healthy and enjoyable travel experience.

Where to Get Travel Vaccines

Health For Life Centre is a travel health clinic that provides prospective travellers with travel health advice and services such as pre-travel counselling, vaccinations and medications to help you to stay healthy on your trip. 


Travel Health Services

  • Travel health advice and consultation
  • Fitness to travel assessment
  • Travel vaccinations
  • Malaria prophylaxis (prevention)
  • Corporate vaccination programme
  • Travel health talks
  • Sale of travel medicine and first aid kits

Travel Vaccinations 

In order to help safeguard you and your loved ones from unwanted exposure to infectious diseases, the clinic provides a comprehensive range of vaccines to prevent the following conditions:

Related: Know Your Medication


General Travel Health Advice

Consult a doctor four to six weeks before departure. This allows sufficient time for the relevant vaccinations to take effect and to optimise any specific health concerns.
  • If you have chronic medical conditions (e.g. asthma, diabetes, high blood pressure), ensure you have enough medicine for your trip
  • Buy travel insurance for the duration of your trip
  • Prepare a travel kit. Depending on your travel plans, you may wish to include the following:
    • Painkillers/anti-fever pills
    • Diarrhoea pills
    • Antihistamines (for runny nose and mild allergies)
    • Motion sickness pills
    • Oral re-hydration salts
    • Antiseptic solution or cream
    • Adhesive dressing (e.g. plasters)
    • Thermometer
    • Condoms
    • Insect repellent
    • Sunscreen ​


Useful Travel Tips
During your journey:
  • To minimise the effects of jet lag, try to eat and sleep according to the local time at your destination as soon as you can
  • Try to get as much rest and sleep as possible
  • Eat light, drink lots of fluids and avoid alcohol
  • Exercise your leg muscles and take regular walks around the cabin if the environment permits

Food and water precautions:
  • Ensure food is well cooked
  • Avoid eating undercooked food, salads and peeled fruits
  • Eat food that is hot when served
  • Use a serving spoon when eating from a common plate
  • Avoid tap water and ice cubes
  • Drink only bottled water or boiled water

Protection from mosquito-borne diseases:
  • Wear light-coloured, long-sleeve clothing especially at night
  • Use insect repellent on exposed skin
  • Sleep under a mosquito net
  • Light a mosquito coil before going to bed
  • Consult a doctor regarding malaria prophylaxis

For more information on travel health and vaccination, please visit the following websites:

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