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What vaccinations do I need to travel to India?

Page last updated 14 April 2022

All travellers should be up-to-date with their routine and COVID-19 vaccinations before heading off to India.

These include vaccines for measles, mumps, rubella, diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, chicken pox, polio and influenza. For a full list, refer to the National Immunisation Program – available here 

Most travellers

There is an increased risk of contracting hepatitis A and typhoid in India, 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, the following vaccinations may be recommended for you by your doctor:

  • Cholera 
  • Hepatitis B 
  • Japanese encephalitis 
  • Rabies (due to the number of wild dogs roaming the country) 
  • Malaria 

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Sources & Citations

4. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Traveler’s Health India. Available at: [accessed 07 February 2022].

5. Australian Government Department of Health. National Immunisation Program Schedule. Available at: [accessed 07 February 2022].

MAT-AU-2200167  Date of preparation  March 2022