People planning to travel overseas may need some additional vaccines for protection against infectious diseases which they may be exposed to in their country of travel. 

It is best to consult your doctor 6 to 12 weeks before you leave Australia so that your body has time to develop full immunity before you travel. Refer to Immunisation for travel on the Australian government Department of Health website. 

Ask your immunisation provider to record all vaccines you receive on The Australian Immunisation Register.

More information can be found at:

BCG vaccine - Access to BCG vaccination varies in different states and territories. Consult your GP.
    
    

Last updated December 2018