Are you Traveling to Australia?

Travel vaccines for australiaWhen you travel out of the continent, it's wise to expect the unexpected. Being far away from home means there is a risk of contracting disease. The physicians at Travel Clinics of America can help you get the appropriate travel shots and teach you about diseases common at your specific destination.


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Travel ClinicReview travel immunizations in the table below which may be recommended for your travel to Australia.

Disease

Description

Vaccination

Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A, transmitted through contaminated food and water, is the most common vaccine-preventable disease. Vaccination against Hepatitis A virtually eliminates the risk of the disease. It is given as a series of 2 shots, 6 months apart.
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Hepatitis A vaccine

Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B, a serious viral illness, is transmitted through blood products, contaminated medical instruments (such as during an emergency surgery) and unprotected sex. Some travelers, such as adventure travelers, Peace Corps volunteers, missionaries, and military personnel, may be at increased risk for infection. Generally given over 6 months, the Hepatitis vaccine also may be given on an accelerated schedule over 21 days.
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Hepatitis B vaccine

Japanese Encephalitis

Japanese Encephalitis (JE) is a viral infection transmitted by the bite of an infected mosquito The risk is highest during warmer months. The new JE vaccine is a series of two injections, given 1 month apart.
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Japanese encephalitis vaccine

Rabies

Rabies is characteristically transmitted by the bite or scratch from infected animals. Travelers to rural areas for extended periods of time, children, and those in close contact with animals are at a higher risk for rabies and should discuss receiving a prophylactic anti-rabies vaccination with a travel physician. This vaccination involves a series of three injections, given over 3-4 weeks.
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Rabies vaccine

Yellow Fever

Yellow fever is a serious viral diseases transmitted by the bite of infected mosquitoes. The disease varies from mild to severe causing liver failure. Yellow fever can be prevented by vaccination and avoidance of mosquitoes. NOTE: Australia requires proof of yellow fever vaccine for travelers coming from countries where yellow fever is present.
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Yellow fever vaccine


Additional considerations

Key Points

Travel Clinic Your specific itinerary dictates which additional vaccines you need to protect your health during your trip.
Travel Clinic As soon as you know that you are traveling in Australia — whether for business or pleasure - contact Travel Clinics of America. We will make sure that you have the vaccination protection and advice you need.

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