Immunisations and vaccinations are a necessity for overseas travel to certain countries and your GP can help.
Travel Vaccinations needed vary from country to country. Different countries can have infectious diseases that are very rare or do not even exist in Australia. It’s vital to have the correct vaccinations before departing Australia to protect your health.
Some travel vaccines require an immunisation schedule with a course of two or more injections/doses over a number of weeks to provide full coverage against certain diseases. So it’s important to schedule an appointment with your doctor at least 6-8 weeks before you travel.
Some of the diseases you may need to consider protection for include:
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Japanese Encephalitis
- Meningococcal Disease
- Tick-borne Encephalitis
- Chickenpox (Varicella)
Some countries require proof of vaccination against Yellow Fever before you are allowed to enter. We can advise you of an approved yellow fever vaccination clinic if you require.