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Immunisation for travel

It’s important to protect your health when travelling overseas.
You can avoid diseases and other health conditions by planning ahead for any vaccinations you may need.


What vaccinations can pharmacists administer?

At Stanmore Station Pharmacy we are able to administer the following vaccinations without a prescription:

  • Whooping cough (Pertussis), Diptheria, Tetanus, [Available in combination only in Australia]

  • Hepatitis A

  • Hepatitis B

  • HPV [human papillomavirus]

  • Influenza Vaccine

  • Japanese Encephalitis Vaccine

  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella 

  • Meningococcal

  • Polio

  • Typhoid

  • Shingles

  • Varicella

  • Haemophilus influenzae.

Make a travel vaccination booking with us now by clicking below and selecting the vaccination you need.

Vaccines needed for travel

If you travel outside Australia, you may get sick from a number of diseases that vaccination can prevent. Travellers can bring these diseases into Australia when they return and cause disease outbreaks.

You should always ask about vaccinations before you travel.

Your immunity to some diseases may have changed or reduced with time – you may need a booster.

Different countries have different vaccination requirements. The recommended vaccines for travelling depend on a number of factors, including:

  • your age

  • pregnancy or planning pregnancy

  • underlying medical conditions

  • vaccination history

  • birthplace

  • location

  • season of travel.


When to get vaccinated

You should consult your pharmacist 6 to 12 weeks before you leave Australia.

It is important to see your pharmacist early.
If you do need vaccinations:

  • your body needs time to develop full immunity

  • you may need several doses of a vaccine to achieve full immunity. 

How to check your vaccination record

You may have already received recommended vaccines from previous travel or routine vaccinations. These may be recorded in the Australian Immunisation Register.

The Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) is a national register that records vaccines given to all people in Australia.

The AIR includes vaccines given:

  • Under the National Immunisation Program

  • through school programs

  • privately, such as for flu or travel.

You can check your immunisation record:

Cost of Vaccines

Please contact our team for a quote on any travel vaccination you require. Please contact us on 9569 4396 or Stanmore Station Pharmacy. Alternatively, you can fill in this contact form and we will get back to you within a day.

How to stay safe overseas

The vaccine information you find on various websites is only a guide. You should not rely on such information. Talk to your doctor or pharmacsit for advice on travel vaccines and how to stay safe while you are overseas.

Find more information:

Keep routine vaccinations up to date

Travel is an important time to check whether you and your children are up to date with your vaccinations. This includes routine childhood vaccinations and boosters. Some of these include:

  • measles-mumps-rubella (MMR)

  • diphtheria-tetanus-whooping cough (pertussis)

  • polio

  • chickenpox (varicella)

  • influenza

Influenza is the most common vaccine-preventable disease caught by travellers.

The chance of getting these diseases may be greater while travelling overseas. Travellers can bring these diseases into Australia. This can lead to disease outbreaks.

Get more about information about routine vaccinations:

Diseases to be aware of

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Some countries require proof of immunisation for certain infectious diseases before you can legally enter that country. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you need proof of immunisation before you travel.

Read about some of the common vaccine-preventable diseases found in other areas of the world.


Cholera is found in places with poor water and waste facilities. It spreads through contaminated food and water and causes severe diarrhoea and dehydration.

Humanitarian disaster workers should get vaccinated for cholera because they are more likely to get infected. Most travellers do not need a cholera vaccination because the risk of getting cholera is very low. 

Your doctor may recommend the cholera vaccine if you have a condition that puts you at greater risk of travellers’ diarrhoea.

Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A is one of the most common vaccine-preventable diseases caught by travellers. It is a liver disease spread by contaminated food and water. It is common in parts of India, Africa, Asia, South and Central America and the Middle East where there is poor sanitation and limited access to clean water.

You and your children over 1 year of age should get a Hepatitis A vaccination if you are travelling to an area where Hepatitis A is common.

Japanese encephalitis

Japanese encephalitis is a serious disease spread by mosquitoes in Asia and the Torres Strait region of Australia. We recommend vaccination against this disease if you are travelling to these parts and will be:

  • travelling in rural areas

  • undertaking certain activities with increased risk of exposure

  • spending a month or more in the region.

You should avoid mosquito bites when you are in these areas.


Meningococcal disease is a serious disease spread by close contact with an infected person. It is commonly found in sub-Saharan Africa.


Rabies is common to Central and South America, Eastern Europe, Africa and Asia. It is spread from infected animals to humans through bites, scratches and licks to open wounds. It is fatal when left untreated. The animal does not have to appear ill to have rabies. Infected animals can include dogs, monkeys, cats, rats, bats, foxes and chipmunks.

Ask your doctor if you need the rabies vaccine before you travel.



Typhoid is a disease spread through contaminated food and water. It causes diarrhoea and other symptoms. It is common in parts of India, Africa, Asia, South and Central America and the Middle East where there is poor sanitation and limited access to clean water.

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