Travel Vaccinations

Australia is one of the safest countries in the world to travel around. You are unlikely to pick up a travel related disease while travelling here but that is not the case for many other regions in the world. High risk areas include many parts of Asia, Africa, and South America.

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As usual, prevention is generally better than the cure so we recommend discussing your travel plans with your doctor well in advance of your departure date. Your doctor can suggest preventative measures such as getting travel vaccinations, avoiding mosquitos, and reducing the risk of drinking contaminated water. Diseases which you can be vaccinated against include:

Hepatitis A can easily be spread through personal contact, eating contaminated raw seafood or drinking contaminated water, so you may consider getting vaccinated against it no matter where you are headed.

Japanese encephalitis may be a risk for travellers to:

  • Bali
  • Bangladesh
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • Myanmar
  • Nepal
  • Pakistan
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Thailand
  • Timor
  • Torres Strait islands
  • Vietnam

Vaccination against cholera is recommended for emergency relief and health care workers travelling to Afghanistan, Iraq, and Africa.

Travellers heading to developing countries in Asia (especially India), Africa (north and west), and Central and South America (especially Peru) may wish to get vaccinated for Typhoid Fever.

Vaccination against Yellow Fever may be necessary for travellers to certain regions in Africa, South America, Central America, and the Caribbean.

Other diseases to be aware of when travelling are:

If you require a vaccine or would like further information, contact us for an appointment. We are registered with Travel Clinics Australia to provide travel vaccinations and can help you with all your vaccination needs.