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Old 06-26-2006, 01:41 PM   #1
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trying to save myself a visit to the doctors - do i need any vacinations for going to oz oe NZ??

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There aren't any required by Oz/NZ, at least that I know of. I didn't need any. *shrug*
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Nah, i'm pretty sure you don't need any to come here. There'll be a website somewhere that will tell you what vaccines you'll need, i'm sure you'll find something if you google it.
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I would say no.
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I'm doing a RTW trip so obviously do need to have some jabs. It wouldn't hurt to get the free jabs- such as making sure your tetanus is up to date. They tried to tell me I'd need malaria tablets but apparently this isn't the case???
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I wouldn't think you need them for Australia or New Zeland but if it bothers you, you might want to see a doc or go to the travel clinic.
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They tried to tell me I'd need malaria tablets but apparently this isn't the case???
If you are going out in the boonies in a malarial region, you might want them. If you are sticking to mostly well-settled/urban areas you shouldn't need them.
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They tried to tell me I'd need malaria tablets but apparently this isn't the case???
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Malaria only exists in the tropics (northern coast) in Oz, and even there it's very very rare. I have been up there numerous times and been absolutely killed by mozzies and never had any worries. I really don't think it's necessary to take malaria tablets in Oz. However, insect repellant is a must up there, the mozzies and sand flies will carry you away if you don't have any.
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