The Practical Compendium of Immunisations for International Travel

  • Marc Shaw
  • Claire Wong

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Marc Shaw, Claire Wong
    Pages 1-2
  3. Helen Petousis-Harris
    Pages 3-12
  4. Hilary Simons
    Pages 37-47
  5. Marc Shaw
    Pages 49-57
  6. Marc Shaw, David Smith, Brigid O’Brien
    Pages 59-75
  7. Marc Shaw, Tonia Buzzolini, Poh Lian Lim, Smriti Pathak
    Pages 77-98
  8. Claire Wong
    Pages 99-106
  9. Peter A. Leggat
    Pages 107-115
  10. Claire Wong, Lisa Scotland
    Pages 117-123
  11. I. Dale Carroll, Jenny Visser
    Pages 125-135
  12. Marc Shaw, Jenny Visser
    Pages 137-146
  13. Marc Shaw
    Pages 147-160
  14. Claire Wong
    Pages 161-164
  15. Helen Petousis-Harris
    Pages 175-179
  16. Tonia Buzzolini
    Pages 181-193
  17. Claire Wong
    Pages 195-204
  18. Poh-Lian Lim, Smriti Pathak
    Pages 205-211
  19. Marc Shaw
    Pages 213-225
  20. Back Matter
    Pages 237-242

About this book


This inclusive work presents a comprehensive update on vaccines for the international traveller.

In over 21 chapters, written by leading writers in travel medicine from Australia, New Zealand and Singapore, vaccinology for travel is explained in accessible terms with a focus on practical information. An initial introduction to immunology proceeds into common travel-related diseases, and a risk-analysis for acquiring them, followed by vaccine administration techniques and examples of how this knowledge can be applied to the traveller with special risks including children, pregnant women and mass travel. The book also provides a summary of current clinical practice with respect to travel medicine in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore.

This straightforward guide to the administration of vaccines for travellers is intended to be the one-stop for the primary healthcare professional needing authoritative practical information speedily. In addition to basic knowledge in vaccinology, guides are offered as to appropriate vaccine recommendations for travel to global regions together with vaccine contents in order to identify any precautions and contraindications.

This text presents assessment and management guidelines for common medical presentations to the travel health professional in primary-care health. Easy reference chapters, with practical management parameters for vaccination for travellers, will confidently guide any knowledge acquired permitting self-responsibility in vaccine-preventable disease prevention.


Immunology International traveller Practical information Travel-related diseases Vaccines

Editors and affiliations

  • Marc Shaw
    • 1
  • Claire Wong
    • 2
  1. 1.Worldwise Travellers Health CentresAucklandNew Zealand
  2. 2.Worldwise Travellers Health CentresAucklandNew Zealand

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Adis, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-15921-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-15922-5
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