When to get vaccinated

Find out when to get vaccinated and what vaccinations are provided for free.

Vaccination is important at all stages of life to develop immunity. This will protect you and the community from certain diseases.

Your health, age, lifestyle and job will determine what vaccines you need and when to get them. See your doctor about which vaccinations you may need.

The National Immunisation Program offers free essential vaccines for eligible infants, children, adolescents and adults. See the National Immunisation Program schedule for details.

Free routine vaccinations are provided for:

Extra vaccinations are also provided free for:

Vaccines are recommended (but not provided free) for:

Vaccines required for:

You may need other vaccines not provided through the National or state and territory immunisation programs. 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.

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