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Are vaccinations for travel covered by health insurance?

Page last updated 13 November 2018

Some health insurance companies provide coverage for vaccinations. You will need to contact your health insurance provider to see what they cover.

When you see your doctor regarding your trip, Medicare may cover the total cost of your consultation fees (if it is a bulk billing practice), or otherwise a portion of the cost. However, if you need to be vaccinated, Medicare will not cover the cost of the vaccines themselves.


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Sources & Citations

  1. Finder, Travel Vaccinations – Can I claim travel vaccinations on my private health insurance? Available at: [accessed 10 May 2018].

SPANZ.SAPAS.18.04.0145a - Date of preparation July 2018