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Im heading to Sydney in a few weeks, I have a working visa and planning to spend 12 months in Australia. I plan to stop off in south east Asia for up to 3 months on my return trip to the UK. However I know plans can change. I may stay in Australia longer or may come home a lot sooner and not even get to Asia. With this in mind I'm not sure what to do about vaccines. I don't need any for Australia but will for Asia. Im just not sure where and when I should have them given my uncertainties. Would welcome advice, cheers

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    Get them before you leave for Australia. It is better to have them than to not have them. The oral typhoid lasts 5 years. Hep A&B last a lifetime unless you're in healthcare and your titers are low. The only thing that you get more often is tetanus, which is every ten years unless you have a bite, burn or injury and if the vaccine is more than 5 years old you get a booster. I waited to get my vaccines because I was so busy and was only able to get the first Hep A the second dose is after 6 months. Hep B is a series of three. So it is really best to get them sooner than later. Do you have a travel clinic in your area? They are wonderful with getting everything you need. You usually pay out of pocket for it but it is their expertise. 2 months ago

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    +1 for Nichole's answer, almost all vaccines will last much longer than your 12-15 month trip, but it can a while to get them if there are multiple shots 2 months ago

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