Are you considering studying in Australia? There are some vaccinations you will require before entering the country.

Tdap: a combination vaccine which covers three potentially life threatening bacterial diseases : tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (whooping cough).

MMR: a combination vaccine to help prevent mumps, measles and rubella.

Varicella: a vaccine to prevent chickenpox. Sometimes this vaccination is combined with the MMR and is called MMRV.

IPV: a vaccine to prevent polio.

Hepatitis A: a vaccination to prevent Hepatitis A, which can be contracted from, contaminated water and food.

Hepatitis B: a vaccination to prevent Hepatitis B, which can be contracted from sexual contact and shared needles.

Yellow Fever: whilst eradicated in Australia, the Australian Government requires proof of vaccination if you are arriving from a country with a risk of yellow fever.

Visit your doctor to check if your vaccinations are up to date and what you may require. Remember to plan ahead of time as some vaccinations are required months ahead of the time you plan to travel.