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Vaccination for international travellers

Ensure that travellers are up to date with routine vaccines. Also consider other vaccines based on travel itinerary, activities and risk of disease exposure

Millions of Australians travel overseas every year. More than half of these trips are to destinations other than New Zealand, North America and Europe.1

This page helps with making decisions about travel vaccines. Also check the disease-specific chapters in this Handbook for details about specific vaccines.

See also Infographic. Vaccination for international travellers.

Page history

Date added: 
9 June 2018
Last updated: 
8 June 2018
Last reviewed: 
8 June 2018
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Definitions

dTpa
diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis vaccine, reduced antigen content formulation
dT
diphtheria-tetanus vaccine for use in adults
MMR
measles-mumps-rubella
IPV
inactivated poliomyelitis vaccine
WHO
World Health Organization
JE
Japanese encephalitis
RNA
ribonucleic acid
BCG
bacille Calmette-Guérin
WA
Western Australia