Aussie travellers given unnecessary shots report

first_imgIll-informed doctors are overprescribing often unnecessary injections to Australians heading overseas, the consumer group CHOICE has found.According to the CHOICE report, some medical experts have warned that GPs lacking the experience and knowledge of certain diseases have rushed through consultations, often over-servicing or even up-selling to travellers seeking vaccinations. “It’s wrong to give travellers shots they don’t need and it’s unsafe if they walk away from the doctor’s surgery without ones they do,” CHOICE spokesperson Ingrid Just said. With the average cost of a single travel vaccine ranging from AU$45 to $85, and with one in 11 Australians heading overseas each year, Ms Just described travel vaccinations as “big business”, suggesting those with “ambitious travel plans ask around and find an experienced travel doctor”. “Not only could it save you money but also your health,” Ms Just said.The CHOICE report advises using a specialist travel clinic or seeing a GP with travel expertise when heading off the beaten track, whilst shopping around for comparative costs is also recommended. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: M.Hlast_img read more


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