Vaccines

This page provides links to information about vaccines available to protect against diseases covered under the National Immunisation Program.

Health professionals

Find information that will help you deliver your service to your patients

Information is available for each vaccine offered including who it is provided for and possible side effects.

Chickenpox
Mumps
Diphtheria
Pneumococcal
Influenza 
Polio
Hepatitis A
Rotavirus
Hepatitis B
Rubella
Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)
Shingles
Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
Tetanus
Measles
Whooping Cough
Meningococcal

Find out what free NIP vaccines are recommended for your life stage in When to get vaccinated.

You may need other vaccines not provided through the NIP or state and territory immunisation programs, such as vaccines for:

You can buy extra vaccines privately when you need to. Talk to your doctor if you think you or someone in your care may need extra vaccines.

Refer to specific state and territory immunisation schedules for information about what immunisation programs they provide.

Australian Immunisation Handbook

Information on all vaccines available in Australia can be found in the Australian Immunisation Handbook.

The National Immunisation Program funds many of the vaccines. The Handbook may recommend vaccines that are not available free under the NIP.

Vaccine safety

Getting vaccinated is one of the safest ways to protect against diseases. Find out more about vaccine safety, testing and ingredients.

Last updated: 
23 December 2021
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