Culture may impact risk perception
The survey of 547 GPs in areas of Sydney with a large migrant population found only 39% thought the overall risk for travellers visiting friends and relatives was higher than for holidaymakers.
Respondents said barriers to providing good pre-travel care to this population included the high cost of vaccines, patients presenting too late and a low perception of risk by VFRs. The findings were presented at the Communicable Disease Control Conference in Canberra this week. The authors received funding from Sanofi Pasteur Australia.