If you are travelling overseas, it is important to check if you require a vaccination for the country you are visiting. Find out what vaccines you need by:
- speaking to your doctor
- visiting a dedicated travel vaccination centre.
Yellow fever vaccination for travellers
Yellow fever is a serious disease caught by being bitten by a mosquito infected by a virus. Yellow fever does not occur in Australia. If you are travelling to some parts of Africa, Central or South America, you will need to avoid mosquito bites and be vaccinated to prevent you catching yellow fever.
Where to get a yellow fever vaccination
Other helpful resources
- Smartraveller (Australian Government travel advice website)
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (American website with health information for specific destinations and vaccination recommendations for travellers of all ages)
- World Health Organization (up-to-date information on specific outbreaks and other travel health risks in various countries)