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I am going over seas for the first time ever in my life… what needles do I have to get? What if something happens how do I get help etc.. Thank you

Do I need any immunisations for going overseas?

Posted by mom57808, 15th December 2014

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  • Depends on where you’re going. have a look at the gov website and speak to your GP. Worth considering travel insurance incase things go wrong or you’re unwell

  • A doctor will be able to tell you what vaccinations you need, if any.

  • Depends on were your going you probably will need it. It would be better if you see a dr & ask there

  • Depends where you are going. Your GP can advise you.
    I was on a cruise to Vanuatu and New Calendonia, and its advised that you receive 3 types of vaccinations for malaria, and something else…. but I was pregnant at that time, so actually could not be vaccinated.

  • It depends where you are going but I would be asking my doctor and checking smarttraveller.gov.au

  • Depends where you are going.

  • Check with the Royal Childrens hospital or a travel clinic.

  • It’s best to see ur gp as some places will need immunizations and others don’t. Also they can give you any tips of what you might need while overseas Medical wiSe. Have a great time.

  • we are going to brazil and other countys leave 2 weeks… you beauty

  • As others have said, it depends where you are going. Its good to know if the countries you are going to have reciprocal arrangements with medicare (I know Italy does, but I don’t know if other countries do). Medicare in Australia will be able to tell you. and pack Gastrostop with you for anywhere you go. Also make sure you get travel insurance and understand what you are covered for. Have a wonderful trip!


  • Where are you going to?

  • talk to your GP about what needles she recommends and then make sure you get travel insurance in order to be safe and secure if an accident happens overseas

  • How did you go with the immunisations? Would love to know! :)

  • Print your itinerary including hotel details and leave a copy with a friend or family so they know how to contact you in an emergency. If you’re taking your mobile phone make sure that it’s set up for international roaming and that you understand the charges as these can be huge. It can be much easier buying a prepaid sim on arrival at your holiday destination depending on your location and length of stay. If you’re taking your phone save details of your local Australian embassy, travel insurer ( including a local contact number in your holiday country if available) and your hotel address and phone number – sometimes I’ve been in taxis and had trouble explaining my destination to the driver and we’ve had to call the hotel from the cab.
    If you can checkin online for flights it makes things faster at the airport as most airlines have desks for quick baggage drop offs.
    Once at your hotel carry their business card with you so you have their contact details if you do get stuck somewhere or need it to explain your destination to a taxi driver.
    I hope that you have a great holiday!

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