Are you planning on visiting India soon? Be sure to get all the required travel vaccinations for India and visit your doctor at least 6-8 weeks before you depart.
India is geographically and culturally diverse, rich with historic attractions like the Taj Mahal and Golden Temple, unique enticing local cuisines, and memorable adventures.
But there are a range of potential illnesses you may be exposed to during your travels which can easily ruin what would otherwise be an incredible vacation!
It is important to have a good understanding of the essential vaccinations required for travel to India from Australia, so you can properly plan your next trip.
Don’t wait until the last minute, because many of the vaccinations required for India need time to build immunity, and some of them may need to be spaced apart. You should receive all the vaccinations needed for India at least 4-6 weeks before your departure date to give them time to work.
That means you should schedule an appointment with your doctor as soon as you know for certain that you are travelling to India. They will provide you with a custom vaccination schedule depending on the ones you need.
This quick guide will help you understand which vaccinations you need for India. However, your medical provider will confirm your specific vaccinations with you, as they can vary substantially depending on your unique needs.
Pre-travel preparation will help keep you safe and healthy while you are away. Please consult the Travel Doctor-TMVC before you travel overseas. We will provide specific recommendations tailored to your itinerary. Our doctors will assess and advise you on your risks, and recommend appropriate vaccination and medication to minimise your risk of becoming seriously unwell on your trip.
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Your routine vaccinations should be updated before you travel to India. If you do not have evidence of immunity, you may need to receive one or more of the following routine vaccinations:
These are additional potential vaccinations for India that may be recommended by your medical provider depending on which regions you are travelling to, your prior vaccinations and other factors:
Traveller’s diarrhoea is quite common for those travelling to India from Australia, with up to 70 percent of travellers being affected during their trip. To avoid this, make sure to eat only from well known, sanitary restaurants, wash your hands frequently and only drink treated water. Check the seals on bottles of water bought from stores.
The causes for this illness can be varied – from pathogens like viruses, bacteria and parasites to simple incompatibility with a particular meal.
It is a good idea to talk with your medical provider about potentially bringing a traveller’s diarrhoea kit with you that you can use to treat diarrhoea if you become unwell overseas.
Getting the required vaccinations for India from Australia before you travel and following some basic sanitary and hygiene practices will ensure that you can enjoy a culturally enriching experience and bring back nothing more than your souvenirs and great memories!
Travel Doctor-TMVC provides specific health recommendations tailored to your individual holiday plans. Our medical and nursing staff at Travel Doctor-TMVC have extensive knowledge of international health issues, immunisation and preventative medicine. Travellers should have individual risk assessments by one of our doctors whether they are holiday makers, businesspeople, or long-term expatriates.
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