Travel Medicine and Vaccination
Planning to travel for business, studies or leisure? Overseas travel can be fraught with potential health hazards. With a little planning and preparation, you can minimise any disruptions from sickness and ensure a healthy and enjoyable travel experience.
Health For Life Centre provides prospective travellers with travel health services such as pre-travel counselling, vaccinations and medications, helping you to stay healthy for an enjoyable trip.
Our doctors and trained nurses will advise you on your travel health needs based on your individual travel plans.
- Travel health consultation
- Fitness to travel assessment
- Malaria prophylaxis
- Corporate vaccination programme
- Travel health talks
- Sale of travel and first aid kits
In order to help safeguard you and your loved ones from unwanted exposure to infectious diseases, we stock a comprehensive range of vaccines for the following conditions : range of vaccines for the following conditions:
- Hepatitis A and/or Hepatitis B
- H1N1 Influenza
- Influenza (Seasonal)
- Measles, Mump and Rubella (MMR)
- Varicella (Chickenpox)
- Japanese Encephalitis
- Yellow Fever
- Consult a doctor four to six weeks before departure. This allows sufficient time for the relevant vaccinations to take effect and to optimise any specific health concerns.
- If you have chronic medical conditions (e.g. asthma, diabetes, high blood pressure), do ensure you have enough medicine for your trip.
- Buy travel insurance for the duration of your trip.
- Prepare a travel kit. Depending on your travel plans, you may wish to include the following:
- - Painkillers/anti-fever pills
- - Diarrhoea pills
- - Antihistamines (for runny nose and mild allergies)
- - Motion sickness pills
- - Oral re-hydration salts
- - Antiseptic solution or cream
- - Adhesive dressing (e.g. plasters)
- - Thermometer
- - Condoms
- - Insect repellent
- - Sun screen
Useful Travel Tips
During your journey:
- To minimise the effects of jet lag, try to eat and sleep according to the local time at your destination as soon as you can.
- Try to get as much rest and sleep as possible.
- Eat light, drink lots of fluids and avoid alcohol.
- Exercise your leg muscles and take regular walks around the cabin if the environment permits.
Food and water precautions:
- Ensure food is well cooked.
- Avoid eating undercooked food, salads and peeled fruits.
- Eat food that is hot when served.
- Use a serving spoon when eating from a common plate.
- Avoid tap water and ice cubes.
- Drink only bottled water or boiled water.
Protection from Mosquito-Borne Diseases:
- Wear light-coloured, long sleeve clothings especially at night.
- Use insect repellent on exposed skin.
- Sleep under a mosquito net.
- Light a mosquito coil before going to bed.
- Consult a doctor regarding malaria prophylaxis.
For more information on travel health and vaccination, please visit the following websites: