Going Overseas? Get your Vaccination Certificates up to Date
Last updated: June 18th, 2014 by admin
If you and your family are moving overseas or are going to spend a considerable amount of time overseas, one of the things you are likely to do is to think of getting vaccinations up to date before you leave. There are many parts of the world where vaccinations are more important than others. It’s only common sense to visit your doctor well before you travel to find out if you need any vaccinations for the place you intend visiting.
What may not be so obvious until it’s too late is that you may need to have additional vaccinations at a later stage. That’s particularly important if you have children because they may need a course of vaccinations. If you are going to anywhere where the English language is not well used, it may be a good idea to get your vaccination certificates translated by a certified translator who can provide a doctor overseas with information about what you have already had and what you might need.
That’s particularly important in a country like China, or any other East Asian country where English is only slowly catching on. Use a Chinese NAATI translator, for instance if you are going to spend much time in that country. If you are going to live overseas for any length of time you may need to show that you have been vaccinated or your children have been vaccinated so an immigration translator Sydney may be used to get any vaccination certificates and any other health related information translated correctly to take with you.
It makes sense to get these documents translated before you leave Australia because it may be impossible to do that at the last minute. If you have a medical emergency of any kind when you are overseas, it may make all the difference having medical documents such as vaccination certificates available in the language of the country you are visiting.