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With travel vaccinations, you're required to pay an initial co-payment of $41.00. We'll then pay a set benefit back on the balance.
Medicare has set the 2020 PBS co-payment amount to $41.00 for most PBS medications, which is the maximum amount that they'll bill you for medicines on the PBS. This price is reviewed by the Government, and updated on 1 January each year.
For your travel vaccine to be eligible for claiming, it must cost more than $41.00. If it's less than this amount, then there's a fair chance that it's already subsidised by the government through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS). If that's the case, it's ineligible to be claimed through Private Health Insurance.
This price is reviewed by the Government each year, and updated on the 1st of January.
Your vaccination needs will vary depending on your health status, prior vaccinations, where you're travelling to, and other factors. You should consult your GP or a travel medicine clinic, who will be able to recommend what travel vaccines you're likely to need.
Common travel vaccines include:
- Flu (Influenza)
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
Since we need to ensure the above requirements are satisfied, we'll need to see your original receipt that shows:
- Full vaccine name
- Full name of the person the vaccine is for
- Dispense date
- Price you paid
To make a travel vaccine claim, drop us a line with your receipts.