Western Suburbs Weekly - - Local Focus -

HEALTH prepa­ra­tions for travel are of­ten over­looked, with up to one third of trav­ellers ad­mit­ting they got sick as soon as they be­gun to re­lax on their last hol­i­day, says The Travel Doc­tor – TMVC Perth doc­tor Jen­nifer Sis­son.

In its ninth year, the clinic’s team of ex­pe­ri­enced doc­tors and nurses pro­vide in­di­vid­ual med­i­cal ad­vice on in­ter­na­tional health risks per­son­alised to cus­tomers’ itin­er­ary.

“In ad­di­tion to your trav- el ba­sics, it’s also worth­while con­sid­er­ing tak­ing med­i­cal kits with you on your trip such as our Gas­tro or Hol­i­day kits,” Dr Sis­son said.

“Some travel-re­lated dis­eases and ill­nesses aren’t cov­ered by vac­ci­na­tions, so pre­ven­ta­tive health prod­ucts such as re­pel­lents and anti-malaria med­i­ca­tions if go­ing to a risk area are very im­por­tant to stay­ing healthy on your hol­i­day.”

To book an ap­point­ment, call 6467 0900.

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