Five vaccines relevant to Australians travelling overseas have recently been introduced. Their characteristics and advantages over previously used vaccines are briefly discussed here.
More than 20 new vaccines have been introduced into the Australian market since the introduction of the active hepatitis A vaccine in 1993. Some of these are now included on the Australian Standard Vaccination Schedule for children and adults and some are particularly relevant to travellers. The following information is a brief introduction to those relevant to travellers that have become available in the past year or so.