Do I need vaccinations to visit India?
The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends that all travellers are up-to-date with their routine vaccinations; measles, mumps, rubella, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), hepatitis B, polio, influenza and pneumococcal. These vaccinations are given as part of the National Immunisation Program (NIP). For a full list please refer to the NIP schedule, available here.
Other diseases that are considered a risk in India include hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and typhoid. Your doctor will be able to let you know which vaccinations are recommended for you, based on the time of year, destination/s, activities planned and the duration of your stay.
Sources & Citations
- Australian Immunisation Handbook, 3.2 Vaccination for international travel. Available at: http://www.immunise.health.gov.au/internet/immunise/publishing.nsf/Content/Handbook10-home~handbook10part3~handbook10-3-2 [accessed 10 May 2018]
SPANZ.SPAS.18.04163a - Date of preparation July 2018Show All