Vaccinations needed for PNG visas

TRAVELLERS to Papua New Guinea need to vaccinate against polio.

  • Staff Reporter
  • 13 August 2018
  • 04:42
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Vaccinations needed for PNG visas

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That's the word from PNG's National Department of Health and the World Health Organisation following the confirmed outbreaks of poliomyelitis virus in two provinces.
"In response to the confirmation of the outbreak, certain countries including Australia, now requires proof of poliomyelitis vaccination for visa application. The international certificate of vaccination or Prophylaxis (also called the yellow card or booklet) must be completed by a health practitioner upon vaccination, signed and stamped with an official stamp of the institution where the vaccine is administered," the Health Department said.
The department went on to say that polio vaccinations would be provided in all provincial hospitals and some private hospitals. For the public hospitals, the recommended service fee is K12.5O to cover for the vaccine and the international certificate of vaccination.
"For private clinics and hospitals, please check with your health provider on their fees," the department said.


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