Travellers & Elderly Vaccinations


Whether you are travelling overseas for a holiday, for business, backpacking, visiting Friends and Relatives (VFRs) or involved in charity work, you should have an individual travel health assessment and travel health advice with your GP at least 6 to 12 weeks before departure, for a check-up and to discuss required and recommended vaccinations for specific regions.

Travellers should be aware that some health problems associated with international travel are vaccine preventable.

Visit Smartraveller (Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade) for more information.


Immunisation remains the most effective way to stop the spread of harmful diseases amongst elderly people. It not only protects individuals from serious diseases, but also protects the entire community.