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Pre-trip vaccinations

Pre-trip vaccinations

Travel exposes us to new food, new cultures and new experiences. But sometimes these new environments can affect your health, so make sure you're up to date with the vaccination requirements.

Vaccinations for all destinations

Make sure you've had your standard vaccinations, including but not limited to such as tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis, measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis B and polio. You should also consider an influenza vaccination if you're travelling during autumn or winter.

 

Country-specific vaccinations

Depending on your destination and purpose of travel, you may also require vaccinations including but not limited to Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Typhoid, Rabies, yellow fever, Japanese Encephalitis and Meningitis.

 

Highly recommended vaccinations

Depending on the country and region that you are travelling to, certain vaccinations may be recommended or required for admission into the country.

For full information on the appropriate vaccinations for your travel, make sure you see your doctor at least 6 weeks before your trip.

 

Traveller's medical kit

Wherever you travel, it's always a good idea to carry a first aid kit.

Speak to your doctor about your travel itinerary. They'll be able to recommend any medications worth including in your kit.

You should always check if your medications are allowed into your destination country, as well onto the plane.

For more information, phone Medicare Australia's Travelling with PBS Medicine enquiry line on 1800 500 147 or visit Medicare Australia.

Limits, exclusions and conditions apply. This is general advice only. Medibank Private Limited, ABN 47 080 890 259, an Authorised Representative, AR 286089, of Travel Insurance Partners Pty Limited, ABN 73 144 049 230 AFSL 360138 issues the insurance on behalf of the insurer. The issuer is Zurich Australian Insurance Limited (ABN 13 000 296 640, AFSL 232507). Please review your own needs and consider the Combined FSG/PDS available from Medibank stores or medibank.com.au/travel to decide if this product is right for you.