Travel Clinics of America is your best choice for receiving high-quality pre-travel care, sound travel advice, and peace of mind.


Are you Traveling to Australia?

When you travel outside of the U.S., 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.

Recommendations for travel





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 is characteristically transmitted by the bite or scratch of rabid  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 disease 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

  • Traveler’s Diarrhea can ruin a trip. Your Travel Clinics of America physician can prescribe an antibiotic self-treatment for travelers’ diarrhea, and discuss whether taking prophylactic medications is advisable for you.
  • Ross River virus and Murray Valley encephalitis are both spread by infected mosquitoes. Travelers are advised to take prudent precautions to repel and avoid contact with mosquitoes.

Key Points

Your specific itinerary dictates which additional vaccines you need to protect your health during your trip.


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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