What vaccines are recommended when travelling to Bali?
All traveller should be up to date with their routine vaccinations before heading off to Indonesia.
These vaccines include:
- Measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine
- Diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine
- Varicella (chickenpox) vaccine
- Poliomyelitis (polio) vaccine, and
- Your yearly flu (influenza) shot.
For a full list, refer to the National Immunisation Program – available here
There is an increased risk of contracting hepatitis A and typhoid in Indonesia, both of which can be contracted through contaminated food or water.
Hepatitis A is a viral infection of the liver. People are exposed to the virus generally through food or drink contaminated with faeces (poo), however, close personal contact (e.g.
Depending on where you are staying and what activities you have planned, vaccines or preventative medication may be recommended for prevention of the following diseases:
- Hepatitis B
- Japanese encephalitis
- Rabies (particularly if you are travelling with young children)
While malaria is not present in the resort areas of Bali, it is present in other parts of Indonesia.
See your doctor before you travel to see whether these are required for you.
In 2019 there were 5,855 cases of hepatitis B recorded in Australia, of which 157 cases were “newly acquired” and 5,698 cases were “unspecified” in regards to the time lapse since first infection.
Japanese encephalitis (JE) is a viral infection of the brain spread by the bite of a particular type of mosquito.
Sources & Citations
6. Centres for Disease Control and Prevention. Travelers Health – Indonesia. Available at: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/indonesia [accessed 01 April 2020].
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