I Am Traveling To Australia Do I Need Any Vaccinations?


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mahendra kumar answered
The recommended vaccines when traveling abroad are the hepatitis A, typhoid, polio, tetanus and flu vaccines but as such Australia is one of the safest places to travel in the World especially with regard to infectious and water borne diseases and immunization is not mandatory.

The only precautions one needs to take are the usual ones like insect repellents and the ubiquitous mosquito nets more so if you intend to visit the states of Northern Territory and Western Australia as a few cases related to mosquito borne ailments like Murray Valley Encephalitis and Ross River Virus have been reported there.

With regards to children all should have been subjected to the usual immunizations like tetanus-diphtheria, measles and chickenpox before travel to any foreign country. As one would take travel insurance to safeguard against any unforeseen calamity one would always be wise to be up to date on the health front as well.

As Australia is a developed country the health risks involved are at a minimum though it would always be better to see your family doctor or even a specialist in Travel Medicine to be on the safer side irrespective of where you are traveling. Some other related safeguards to be observed would be not going barefoot and bathing only in places that have been indicated as safe for bathers.
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Anonymous answered
I am going to Perth, Western Australia I February what if any medical requirements do I need
Zack -  Mr. GenXer Profile

I didn't need any.

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Jack Dcosta , Travel TIps and Advice, answered

First, discuss with the doctor, then according to the requirement take the doses accordingly. You have to to take medicines of boosters for children too. First Aid box with dressing material along with you. These are some basic tips with the doctor consultancy must be followed before traveling.

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back packers , NO Need of Vaccinations, answered

No there is no need to take any Vaccinations while travelling to Australia.

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Anonymous answered
If I stop over in Kuala Lumpur for a few days on route to Australia will there be any compulsory vaccinations needed eg yellow fever?

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