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We are travelling overseas, what vaccines does my child need?

Vaccinations required or suggested for travel vary depending on the region being visited and activities you'll be doing. 

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.

Speak with a healthcare professional about your child’s vaccination needs.

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Sources & Citations

Australian Government. Department of Health. Immunisation for travel. Available at: (accessed 14 October 2022).

MAT-AU-2202829 Date of preparation October 2022