Please phone (08) 8362 4144 if you wish to make an appointment.
Our NEW clinic address is 64a Fullarton Road Norwood
Our receptionists can only provide general information about what services we provide and assist you in booking an appointment. Vaccination recommendations can only be given by one of our travel health specialists during a consultation at our clinic.
Walk-in Flu and Whooping Cough Clinic
If you are just after a flu or whooping cough vaccine and are NOT travelling, you do not need to make an appointment - just walk in when our clinic sign is out and we will fit you in. It usually takes just a few minutes.
Our reception is staffed from 9am to 5:30pm Monday to Thursday and until 5:00pm on Fridays.
Becoming fully vaccinated for a trip is quite a lengthy process from start to finish so here are some handy hints...
When to book:
Our clinic hours are:
Monday 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Tuesday 10:00am to 5:30pm
Wednesday 10:00am to 5:30pm
Thursday 10:00am to 5:30pm
Friday 10:00am to 4:00pm
Phone us at least 1 week before you need an appointment to ensure you get a time that suits. Ideally this would be about 6-8 weeks before your trip. Some travel vaccine schedules take up to a month to be given and a week to work after that, so the more time the better.
If you have left it to the last minute we can still vaccinate for most things even in the last week before you go, so don't think it's too late.
See 'Have I Left it Too Late?' for the latest you can have a vaccination prior to a trip and still get cover.
If you are seriously unwell, even more time may be required as we may wait until you are on less medication before giving some live vaccines. This particularly applies to steroids and medication to treat cancer.
What to bring:
Bring along a printed itinerary and your Medicare card plus a record of any other vaccines you have had since you left school, especially if travel related.
You may need to phone your doctor to get this information, and it can take up to a week to get the information if it is pre 2000 (often archived). Have a ring around and find out when you had your last tetanus booster, and if your health fund will cover any of the vaccine costs (under Pharmaceutical extras).
On the day of your appointment:
We will have paperwork for you to complete and material to read, so please be punctual. We try not to keep you waiting and have a pretty good track record of running on time! The appointment with the travel consultant(s) may take up to 45 minutes or longer if a family is involved.
If you are coming in with young children we recommend you also bring a non-travelling babysitter, perhaps a relative, so that you can relax and focus on the information given in the appointment rather than chasing after the little ones.
We keep everything on site, so no prescriptions are necessary and you can have the vaccines on the day, so you will not have to go to the pharmacy! Any booster doses can be scheduled before your trip.
Due to the experience of our nursing staff your injections will be surprisingly less painful and some preparations can be administered orally!
For information about Q Fever and the vaccination process go to our Q Fever page.
If you require Q Fever vaccination go to our Q Fever Clinics page to see when our next Q Fever clinic will be and contact our reception to book in.