Immunisation

Immunisation is a simple, safe and effective way to protect you, your family and others in the community from serious diseases. The National Immunisation Program (NIP) provides free vaccines against a number of diseases, to increase national immunisation rates and reduce vaccine preventable disease.

When to get vaccinated

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

Check the National Immunisation Schedule

The Schedule sets out free vaccinations given at specific times throughout your life, from birth to adulthood.

Check immunisation history

Find out what vaccines you or your child has received and request an immunisation history statement.

Find out about free vaccines

Find out about free vaccines available through the National Immunisation Program.

National Immunisation Program

The National Immunisation Program (NIP) provides free essential vaccines to protect eligible people against a range of diseases.

Learn more about the NIP

Get all your questions answered

  • Why do we need vaccines?
  • What do vaccines do?
  • Are vaccines safe for my child?
  • Can my child be vaccinated and when should they be vaccinated?

Get your questions answered

For health professionals

View the National Immunisation Schedule

The National Immunisation Program Schedule sets out the funded vaccines for children, adolescents and adults at scheduled ages.

Plan catch-up immunisations

Find out how to plan catch-up immunisations for patients who have delayed or missed vaccine doses. Use the calculator to create a catch-up schedule for children 0 to 10 years of age.

Use the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR)

Find out how to use the AIR to record vaccines you give to your patients, check which vaccines your patients may have had and if they are overdue for any vaccines.

View the Australian Immunisation Handbook

The Australian Immunisation Handbook provides guidelines for healthcare professionals about using vaccines safely and effectively.

Immunisation program updates

Health professionals can sign up to receive the latest clinical updates and guidance on the National Immunisation Program.

Latest news

Latest news

Latest general public resources

Latest resources - public

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COVID-19 vaccination – Giving your consent – Auslan

Information in Auslan for people with disability about giving consent for COVID-19 vaccination

COVID-19 vaccination – vaccination data – 1 December 2022

This data file contains statistical data about Australia's COVID-19 vaccinations.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) common operating picture – 2 December 2022

This infographic issued on 2 December 2022 provides a weekly traffic light report of the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation across Australia.

COVID-19 vaccination – Local Government Area (LGA) – Indigenous population – 1 December 2022

This report lists the percentage of people who have self-identified as Indigenous who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 by local government area (LGA). The percentages are further broken down by geographic regions and whether they've had one dose or are fully vaccinated.

Latest health sector resources

Latest health sector resources

Cold Chain Breach (CCB) reporting form

This form is to help vaccine providers report a potential cold chain breach under the COVID-19 vaccination program.

ATAGI clinical guidance on COVID-19 vaccine administration errors

These guidelines from the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) provide advice on the management of a range of possible vaccine administration errors, including when a replacement (repeat) dose is recommended.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) common operating picture – 25 November 2022

This infographic issued on 25 November 2022 provides a weekly traffic light report of the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation across Australia.
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COVID-19 vaccination consent and hesitancy – webinar for disability service providers

This webinar on 7 December addresses issues relating to COVID-19 vaccine consent, hesitancy and refusal that can arise when supporting clients with intellectual disability.

Did you know?

93.93%

immunisation coverage for all one year olds

96.23%

Immunisation coverage for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 5 year olds

94.37%

immunisation coverage for all 5 year olds

Source: Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) annualised quarterly reports, September 2022.