Melbourne Paediatric Specialists

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Children’s Travel Clinic

Pre-travel advice and vaccinations for the whole family

What is Travel Medicine?

Melbourne Paediatric Specialists includes a Travel Clinic for children and their families.

Our clinic provides a comprehensive service to advise on appropriate pre-travel vaccinations and disease prevention for children and their families visiting countries overseas.

Melbourne Children's Travel Clinic at Melbourne Paediatric Specialists

Melbourne Children’s Travel Clinic

The Travel Clinic is run by infectious diseases specialists with particular expertise and experience in pre-travel vaccinations for children and families.

They will provide the latest information on the health requirements in the countries children and families may visit. They can also provide up-to-date information on disease outbreaks and advise on ways of preventing or treating these diseases. In addition, our infectious diseases specialists are experts in treating diseases that occur in returned travellers.

We provide:

  • Destination-specific pre travel advice
  • Full range of travel vaccines
  • Routine childhood immunisations
  • Yellow fever vaccination and certification
  • BCG vaccination (TB prevention)
  • Malaria prevention
  • Up-to-date information on the health requirements for overseas travellers

BCG Vaccine for the Prevention of Tuberculosis (TB)

We are pleased to announce that we have restarted BCG vaccination in our child and family travel clinic. Although there is a worldwide shortage of BCG vaccine, we now have access to a new supply of BCG.

BCG vaccination can be given from birth up to the age of 5 years to protect against tuberculosis (TB).

It is recommended for babies, infants and young children travelling to countries where tuberculosis is common, including India, China, Vietnam and other countries in Asia, Africa and South America.

BCG Vaccine - Now Available at Melbourne Children's Travel Clinic
2016 Flu Vaccinations - Get the Flu Shot before the Flu Gets You


Influenza (flu) is a highly contagious viral infection that is responsible for major outbreaks of respiratory illness around the world, usually in the winter months. Unlike the common cold, influenza can cause severe illness and life-threatening complications such as pneumonia and bronchitis, which often require hospitalisation.

Get Your Flu Shot at Melbourne Children’s Travel Clinic

We can provide advice on all immunisations including influenza vaccine and other routine childhood vaccinations.

The flu vaccine can be provided to parents during your travel clinic appointment.

Travel Immunisations - Children & Families

The Travel Clinic has a dedicated and experienced specialist Immunisation Nurse who can vaccinate children and their families immediately after a consultation with the travel doctor providing a ‘one-stop shop’ for all pre-travel medical requirements.

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Professor Nigel Curtis and Dr Amanda Gwee are Travel Medicine specialists consulting at Melbourne Paediatric Specialists.

Professor Nigel Curtis

Prof Nigel Curtis

In General Paediatrician / Infectious Disease Physician / Travel Medicine Specialist
Dr Amanda Gwee - General Paediatrician, Infectious Disease Physician and Travel Medicine Specialist

Dr Amanda Gwee

In Clinical Pharmacologist / Developmental & Behavioural Paediatrician / General Paediatrician / Infectious Disease Physician / Travel Medicine Specialist