TRAVEL CLINIC

Whether you are travelling for business or leisure, there are certain medical precautions that need to be taken when travelling to certain areas.  Particular areas are known to have a preponderance of certain illnesses for which vaccinations / tablets are available as preventative measures.  Regulations pertaining to compulsory vaccination do apply in some areas; however, these do not necessarily cover the spectrum.

Each individual’s requirements differ – above and beyond the area being visited, factors such as health status, allergies and other elements need to be taken into account as they may prevent the use of certain products.

YELLOW FEVER

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VACCINATIONS

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MALARIA

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TRAVEL MEDS

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ACCREDITATION

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Consultations

Consultation with a specialised Nursing Sister is necessary due to the fact that there are a multitude of conditions and considerations that need to be taken into account when travelling.

Operating Hours

Monday – Friday: 8am – 6pm
Saturday: 8am to 1pm
Closed on Public holidays 

Contact the Travel Clinic on travel@mkem.co.za

Vaccinations

Vaccinations would include Yellow Fever, Hepatitis A and B, Typhoid, Polio and Meningitis. Certification of vaccinations will be included with the relevant inoculations. Certain areas in Africa, Saudi Arabia and South America require certification of vaccination in order to allow for entry.

Malaria Prophylaxis

Malaria is a life-threatening disease primarily found in tropical countries. Although no Malaria Prophylaxis provides 100% cover, one should consider that 90% protection is better than no protection at all. Therefore, the use of Malaria Prophylaxis is highly recommended.  A  good insect repellent regularly applied can be instrumental in the prevention of Malaria.

Travel Medication

Items such as water purification tablets, diarrhoea medication, flight stockings, First Aid kits and re-hydration medication are some of the items usually forgotten and sadly only missed on reaching the traveller’s destination. Special attention will be required for the ‘Special Needs traveller’ such as diabetics, pregnant women, paraplegics, etc.

Accreditation

M-KEM’s Travel Clinic is licensed with the Department Of Health.  We are also members of the South African Society For Travel Medicine and are covered by a certified doctor who oversees the clinic.