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The borders are open and many Australians are making the most of it by heading overseas. Over 5 million Australians go overseas on holiday each year, are your patients amongst them?

Common travel-related diseases

Approximately half of all Australians traveling overseas visit travel destinations that can pose travel-related disease risks. [1] 
Typhoid fever, hepatitis A and B, yellow fever, rabies, and malaria are common serious infectious diseases that can pose a threat to unwary travellers. [3] 

How can you help patients hit the ground running?

Your patients may not always know that they require travel health advice. You can play a part in improving travel health outcomes by proactively discussing upcoming travel plans with your patients and making a travel health plan that includes travel and routine immunisations. [4] 
Each trip and traveller is unique and so is their risk of exposure to travel-related disease. Development of an illness whilst traveling can be influenced by many factors including [5] :

  • Length of time before departure
  • Previous health problems whilst travelling and current health
  • Destinations, itinerary and length of stay
  • Purpose of travel
  • Food and water sources
  • Type of accommodation

Where are Australians heading abroad?

Popular travel destinations this year include India (89,530), Fiji (65,710), Thailand (30,320), Pakistan (18,000). Locations such as Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam also saw a spike in travellers in April. [2] 

Team Medical is your Expert in cold Chain Vaccine Delivery with full In-Coolroom Processing.

Ensuring your vaccines arrive uncompromised. Join the expert team that consistently delivers.
  • All vaccine orders are fully processed inside our purpose-built cool room

    By picking and packing inside our cool rooms, we ensure the required temperature range (2-8°C) is continually maintained. On top of this, our ice bricks are correctly conditioned to avoid any chill factor.

  • We include heat and freeze monitors in every order

    Whether delivered by a cold truck or in an esky, all of our vaccines deliveries include a highly accurate TagAlert indicator. The TagAlert measures the storage temperature throughout transportation and detects heat or freeze events from our cool room to your fridge. An alarm is triggered if a breach occurs. It is important to have both monitors to ensure vaccines don’t get too hot or too cold.

  • Orders are shipped in eskies or in validated cold trucks

    Wherever possible we ship vaccine orders with Mediport’s validated refrigeration vehicles. This offers greater temperature stability whilst also reducing the impact that polystyrene eskies have on the environment. As Mediport's services are not available nationally, all other vaccine orders are sent in eskies.

  • 24-Hour monitoring and back-up power

    Our coolrooms are monitored 24 hours a day using back-to-base data loggers. If there is a temperature breach inside our cool room, our team is notified straight away. We have generators on all sites to provide back-up power when a power outage occurs.

  • Door-to-Door delivery tracking

    Our dedicated staff track, trace and verify every cold chain delivery, every day. Consignments are checked to ensure arrival at key destination depots. If a delay occurs we contact the local depot. The couriers on the ground are then notified to locate and escalate the specific delivery. We monitor the delivery until your vaccines arrive to you.

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    References: [1] Australian Government Austrade. Outbound Tourism Statistics, Available at: https://www.tra.gov.au/reasearch/australians-travelling-overseas/outbound-tourism-statistics (accessed 29/03/2022). [2] Australian Bureau of Statistics, Overseas Arrivals and Departures - Australia, Available at: https://www.abs.gov.au/statistics/industry/tourism-and-transport/overseas-arrivals-and-departures-australia (accessed 08/07/2022).  [3] Smarttraveller.gov.au, Infectious Diseases, Australia, Available at: https://www. smartraveller.gov.au/before-you-go/health/diseases (accessed 08/07/2022). [4] Lyons A. Before they go. Good Practice 2016;7:14-16. Available at: https://www.racgp.org.au/download/Documents/Good%20Practice/2016/July/GP2016July-Travel-Medicine.pdf (accessed June 2022). [5] Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC Yellow Book. Introduction to Travel Heath & the CDC Yellow Book. Available at: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/yellowbook/2020/introduction/introduction-to-travel-health-and-the-cdc-yellow-book (accessed 08/07/2022).  

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