When traveling to Tanzania from Australia, standard vaccines such as measles-mumps-rubella (MMR), diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis, varicella (chickenpox), polio, and influenza are advised. In addition to standard immunizations, special vaccines are advised for Tanzania visitors. These may include:
- Yellow Fever: Yellow fever vaccine is essential for visitors from countries where yellow fever transmission is possible. Although Australia is not currently considered a yellow fever-endemic country, if you have recently visited one, you may be required to submit a yellow fever vaccination certificate upon arrival in Tanzania.
- Typhoid: Typhoid vaccination is recommended for travelers to Tanzania, especially if you are planning to visit rural areas or areas with limited access to safe food and water.
- Hepatitis A: Hepatitis A vaccination is recommended for all travelers to Tanzania, as the disease can be contracted through contaminated food or water.
- Hepatitis B: Hepatitis B vaccination is recommended for travelers who may have close contact with local populations, require medical treatments, or engage in activities that may expose them to blood or bodily fluids.
- Rabies: Rabies immunization is suggested for visitors to Tanzania who may engage in outdoor activities or come into touch with animals.
- Meningococcal meningitis: Although the risk is minimal, tourists planning to visit specific parts of Tanzania, particularly during the dry season, should get vaccinated against meningococcal meningitis.