Travel Doctor - TMVC News en-us Travel Doctor - TMVC News RSS Feed Sat, 25 Nov 2017 22:10:27 +1000 Diving in PNG Tuesday, 29 August, 2017 Smart Traveller is advising Australian residents travelling to PNG on recreational dive trips to be aware that the only hyperbaric (decompression) chamber in PNG is currently out of order. Your Client Partner Team Monday, 28 August, 2017 Introducing your Client Partners Tristan Murphy and Annie Murphy. The Importance of Client Instructions Monday, 28 August, 2017 All clients have different medical and process requirements when it comes to travelling overseas for their employment. Client Instructions (CI) are the basis of what we do for you. And like everyone, we all want it done efficiently. Medical Director News: Hepatitis B Vaccination Shortage Monday, 28 August, 2017 Earlier this year, we were informed that GSK was experiencing a supply constraint of Adult Hepatitis B vaccine in Australia due to a precautionary disruption in the manufacturing process. This was not in any way due to safety or quality concerns with the vaccine. We subsequently realised that the shortage was global. Production is now back to normal, however it will take considerable time to build capacity again. Routine for a Reason Monday, 28 August, 2017 Routine vaccinations are the ones that you have during childhood – like tetanus, diphtheria, polio, measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) & meningococcal disease; but also when you’re an adult, as needed for job applications (e.g. hepatitis B), when pregnant/planning parenthood (e.g. whooping cough, influenza & MMR), following an injury (tetanus) or on reaching mature age (e.g. influenza, pneumococcus & shingles). Typhoid fever outbreak in Auckland Friday, 7 April, 2017 Measles acquired in Bali Monday, 20 March, 2017 Dealing with Jet Lag Tuesday, 7 February, 2017 West Australia meningococcal vaccination Tuesday, 31 January, 2017 World Malaria Report 2016 Friday, 16 December, 2016