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FAQ

Do I need vaccines for travel?

Page last updated 11 July 2018

Vaccinations required or suggested for travel vary depending on the region being visited and activities you have planned. 

A consult with your healthcare practitioner or GP for a discussion around the destinations and activities planned will help you understand which vaccinations are required. Giving yourself at least 6 weeks to complete vaccinations before departure is recommended. This is because your body needs a bit of time after receiving vaccinations to build up full immunity. You may also require more than one dose for some vaccinations.

Don’t despair if you’ve left your travel health check-up until the last minute. You should still visit your doctor before you leave – it’s never too late to vaccinate.

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Sources & Citations

  1. The Australian Immunisation Handbook 10th Edition. Home. Available at http://www.immunise.health.gov.au/internet/immunise/publishing.nsf/Content/Handbook10-home (accessed 19 April 2018).

SPANZ.SAPAS.18.05.0198a - Date of preparation May 2018

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