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Do I need vaccines for travel?

Page last updated 24 May 2022

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

6. Australian Government. Department of Health. Immunisation for travel. Available at: (accessed 2 May 2022).

MAT-AU-2201296  Date of preparation May 2022