Travel Medicine

Ballina Medical Centre – Excellence in Community Medicine

Travel Medicine

Services Include

  • Vaccinations for Worldwide Travel
  • Tropical Medical Check-ups
  • Pre Employment and Visa Medical Examinations

Our aim is to ensure you remain well when you travel.

If you are unwell while abroad or after you return home, we will do everything we can to help you.

Our clinic specialises in Travel & Tropical Medicine and foreign travel vaccines in order to provide a service that is as comprehensive as possible and that will help you stay healthy while abroad.

The Medical Team are available for consultation by appointment

Please call 096 80600 to make a surgery appointment.

Our administration team are available  from 9am- 12.00pm and 2pm to 5pm.

When booking an appointment, please let us know if you need a non-standard appointment, as these often require extra time.

Travel Medicine

In order to have a safe and enjoyable trip abroad we will provide you with the most up to date medical information required for your particular destination.

When travelling especially to the sun-drenched shores of Asia, Africa, Central and South America you may require vaccination against certain dangerous diseases as well as medicine to help prevent malaria.If you have been vaccinated previously you should review your cover before travelling again.

IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT PATIENTS SHOULD ATTEND FOR A CONSULTATION REGARDING TRAVEL VACCINATIONS AT LEAST 6 WEEKS BEFORE TRAVELLING, WHEN AT ALL POSSIBLE.

Vaccine preventable diseases include :

  • Hepatitis A/B
  • Polio
  • Tetanus
  • Diphtheria
  • Yellow Fever
  • Rabies
  • Typhoid

Remember when travelling to or from certain countries it is in fact compulsory to have certain vaccines e.g. Yellow Fever.
We  have a license to provide  the Yellow Fever vaccine. Please make an appointment to discuss your journey as soon as you know your itinerary in order to get your prescription for vaccines required and to plan your vaccination programme.
Some vaccine schedules should be started more than 2 months before travel.
However, should you not have the opportunity to attend well in advance  remember that partial cover is supremely better than no cover at all!

The consultation, as well as discussing Malaria prevention tablets and vaccinations, also deals with  advice about Diarrhoea / Vomiting and Sun Protection etc.
For further information click www.fit for travel