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Do I need vaccinations to visit New Caledonia?

Page last updated 19 June 2020

The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends that all travellers are up-to-date with their routine vaccinations including; measles, mumps, rubella, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), hepatitis B, polio, influenza and pneumococcal disease.  Some if these vaccinations are given as part of the National

Immunisation Program (NIP) for individuals who meet the criteria. .For a full list please refer to the NIP schedule, available here. In some cases, you may need a booster or re-vaccination against a disease to ensure you still have immunity.

Other diseases that are considered a risk in New Caledonia include hepatitis A, hepatitis B and typhoid.  Your doctor will be able to let you know which vaccinations or medications are recommended for you, based on the time of year, destination/s, activities  planned and the duration of your stay.

Sources & Citations

3. World Health Organization. Vaccines. Available at: https://www.who.int/ith/vaccines/en/ [Accessed 05 May 2020].

4. Australian Government Department of Health. National Immunisation Program Schedule. Available at: https://www.health.gov.au/health-topics/immunisation/immunisation-throughout-life/national-immunisation-program-schedule [Accessed 05 May 2020].

5. Australian Immunisation Handbook. Vaccination for international travellers. Available at: https://immunisationhandbook.health.gov.au/vaccination-for-special-risk-groups/vaccination-for-international-travellers#expand-collapse-all-top [Accessed 05 May 2020].

6. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. New Caledonia – Traveler View. Available at: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/india [Accessed 05 May 2020].

SPANZ.TRAV.20.05.0116- Date of preparation June 2020