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The 4 Most Important Vaccinations You Must Receive When Travelling to Countries within Asia

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Asia is a beautiful continent, full of oriental history and cultural experiences however, before you travel, it’s important to ensure you are up to date with the appropriate vaccinations. Visit your GP at Melbourne City Medical to get protected.

  1. Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A, also known as Hep A or HAV is usually transmitted through contaminated food, close personal contact with an infected person or through contaminated water in some developing countries. Our health clinic recommends the full two-dose Hep A vaccine before visitingAsia and course, every precaution for hygiene and food safety should also be taken while there. Although rarely fatal, symptoms may include fever, lack of energy (malaise) and jaundice (yellow skin colour).

  1. Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B, also known as Hep B or HAV is transmitted most commonly through punctures through the skin or contact with bodily fluids or an infected person (eg. Semen, saliva). Some parts of Asia have a high prevalence of Hep B so getting vaccinated before travelling to these parts in important.

  1. Typhoid

Typhoid fever is one of the more common diseases in developing countries. It’s part of the Bacteria Salmonella group and is usually spread through contaminated food and water. Food is commonly contaminated by the hands of carriers and examples of food that could be contaminated are ice, shell-fish from sewerage contaminated water, raw fruits, vegetables, milk and milk products. We strongly recommend this vaccination before travelling to parts of Asia.

  1. Rabies

If you are intending to come into close contact with animals while in Asia, we strongly recommend having your Rabies vaccine. Rabies is spread by a bite or scratch from an infected animal and the symptoms can be mild to severe including headaches and fever, then convulsions (fits) and death.