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We require all students to be appropriately immunised against the Polio disease, for clinical practice placement.

Evidence of immunity

Polio is no longer required as a vaccine every 10 years. Proof is required that you have received the vaccination once in your lifetime.

Polio can be given on its own or as a combination with Diphtheria, Pertussis and Tetanus.

If you are a domestic of international student with evidence of full childhood vaccinations, you will not need a polio booster unless you are planning on a clinical placement overseas where Polio is recognised as a risk. If you are a domestic or international student with no evidence of full childhood vaccinations, it will be recommended to you that you receive a polio vaccination.

The Department of Health Immunisation Record card is ideal as a form of evidence.

Please note: Polio immunisation is recommended but not compulsory.

For more information about Polio, see our disease types web page.

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