National routine vaccinations recommended for all travellers include: tetanusdiphtheriawhooping coughmeasles,mumpsrubellavaricella and polio as per the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).

Hepatitis B, meningococcal c, influenza and pneumonia vaccination are recommended for those at risk, including those with asthma and respiratory or cardiac conditions, metabolic conditions such as diabetes and those over 65 years of age.

Country specific recommended vaccinations will vary according to the country visited, the season, duration, mode of transportation, accommodation and the traveller’s most likely dietary source. These include hepatitis A, rabies, typhoid, cholera and yellow fever.

Infectious diseases for which no vaccines are available: are generally transmitted by food, water or personal hygiene (e.g. gastroenteritis, giardiasis, amoebic dysentery) or by insects (malaria, dengue fever) and can be life threatening. Your doctor will advise on measures and medications that should be taken to help prevent these diseases.

Side effects from vaccinations are rare and are far outweighed by the benefits. For further information discuss your vaccine requirements with a TCA doctor.

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