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What vaccines are recommended when travelling to Bali?

Page last updated 13 November 2018

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.

Most travellers

There is an increased risk of contracting hepatitis A and typhoid in Indonesia, both of which can be contracted through contaminated food or water. 

Some travellers

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. 

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Sources & Citations

  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Health Information for Travelers to Indonesia. Available at: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/indonesia [accessed 18 May 2018
  2. Travel Doctor. Bali. Available at: https://www.traveldoctor.com.au/destinations/bali [accessed 18 May 2018].

SPANZ.STAMA.18.04.0148a - Date of preparation July 2018