The end of the year is fast approaching, which means a lot of Australians are travelling overseas. While we have high levels of vaccination coverage, we can still get exposed to serious diseases while visiting other countries.
Before heading overseas these holidays, we are asking Australians to add vaccinations to their travel checklist. This means:
checking their vaccination status online through MyGov or the Express Plus Medicare mobile app
checking Smartraveller if they need any vaccines for their destination, and
booking a vaccination appointment before they leave.
As health professionals, you can encourage your patients ahead of travelling to get vaccinated and recommend vaccines for their overseas destinations. You can use the Smartraveller.gov.au website to guide your advice and help your patients stay safe this holiday period.