Changes to Yellow Fever vaccination requirements

31 Mar 2016

The Australian Government is adopting the World Health Organization amendment to the International Health Regulations (2005) that the period of protection afforded by yellow fever vaccination, and the term of validity of the certificate, will change from 10 years to the duration of the life of the person vaccinated.

These changes will be implemented as part of the new Biosecurity Act 2015 that takes effect on 16 June 2016. Vaccinated individuals who are travelling to yellow fever declared countries, due to have a booster vaccination before 16 June 2016, are not required to do so for health protection purposes.

Further information is available on the Department of Health website.