Safe Travels Begin Here: Travel Medicine Services at Hawthorn East Medical Clinic (HEMAC)

At HEMAC, we offer an extensive range of travel vaccinations to ensure that you stay healthy and protected during your journeys. Our comprehensive selection includes vaccinations for diseases such as:

  • Hepatitis A
  • Polio
  • Typhoid
  • Cholera
  • Meningitis
  • Diphtheria

These vaccinations are essential for safeguarding against common travel-related illnesses and are recommended based on your destination and travel itinerary.

In addition to administering travel vaccinations, we also provide updates on immunity against diseases like:

Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A is a liver disease caused by the hepatitis A virus (HAV), and can affect anyone.

Those travelling to developing countries are advised to be vaccinated, which are for long-term prevention of HAV infection and can be administered as young as 1 year old. Good personal hygiene and proper sanitation can also help prevent the spread of hepatitis A.


Polio vaccine is advisable for travellers intending to travel to Asia or Indian Sub-continents. Inject able Polio is also available those for those who are on chemotherapy and immune deficiency problems.


Typhoid is transferred by unclean food, water or ice amongst other products, which have been contaminated by the hands of the already infected carrier. Typhoid vaccine is by far the best protection for the travellers travelling to developing countries such as Asia, North America, Indian sub-continent, South East Asia and Africa.


Cholera is an acute, diarrheal illness produced by infection of the intestine. According to the Centre for Disease Control & Prevention it is estimated 3-5 million cases and over 100,000 deaths occur each year around the world.

The infection is often mild or without symptoms, but can sometimes be severe. Approximately one in 20 (5%) infected persons will have severe disease characterized by profuse watery diarrhoea, vomiting, and leg cramps. In these people, rapid loss of body fluids leads to dehydration and shock. Without treatment, death can occur within hours. Vaccination before travel can help to prevent Cholera.


Meningitis is introduced by numerous bacteria and virus. Meningococcal meningitis is one of the more severe bacterial diseases, and can be deadly. The disease is transferred from person to person by direct contact and respiratory droplets (coughing and sneezing). Vaccination can help protect you against this form of disease when travelling to Asia and Africa.


Tetanus and Diphtheria can happen in numerous countries and continues to be a cause of death. Tetanus is initiated by bacteria that are able to grow in insignificant skin wounds. Vaccinations against Diphtheria will safeguard you against this condition.


The greatest approach to malaria prevention is constructed on two resistance oral prophylaxis medications or personal protection against malaria. Since malaria is widespread and possibly chloroquine resistant it beneficial to consult our Practitioners who can recommend the beneficial treatment based on individual travel plans to the Indian sub-continent or South East Asia.

Ensuring that your immunisations are up to date is crucial for preventing the spread of infectious diseases and maintaining your overall health while traveling.

Furthermore, our experienced healthcare professionals offer personalised advice on malaria prophylaxis to minimise the risk of contracting malaria in high-risk areas. We provide comprehensive information on preventive measures, including the use of antimalarial medications and mosquito bite prevention strategies.

Additionally, we offer guidance on the prevention and treatment of travelers’ diarrhea, a common ailment experienced by individuals traveling to unfamiliar destinations. Our healthcare experts provide valuable insights on hygiene practices, safe food and water consumption, and over-the-counter medications to alleviate symptoms and promote a comfortable travel experience.

With our comprehensive range of travel medicine services, including vaccinations, immunity updates, malaria prophylaxis advice, and travelers’ diarrhea management, you can embark on your journey with confidence, knowing that your health and well-being are our top priorities. Schedule a consultation with us before your next trip to ensure a safe and enjoyable travel experience.

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