Adult immunisation

Adults and special risk groups are eligible to receive free vaccines under the National Immunisation Program (NIP).

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Seasonal influenza vaccine

We are currently providing influenza vaccinations for the upcoming winter season. Special risk groups are eligible to receive the seasonal influenza vaccine for free under the National Immunisation Program (NIP).

You should get vaccinated each year from April onwards to be protected before the influenza season. The peak influenza season is usually June to September in most parts of Australia. However, it is never too late to get the vaccine as influenza can spread all year round.

If you had last season’s flu vaccine late last year or early this year, you should still get the new season vaccine this year.

All adults aged 65 and over are eligible for a free influenza vaccine that is specifically made to boost the immune response for better protection.

Whooping cough vaccine for parents

The Victorian government funded pertussis (whooping cough) vaccination program for partners of pregnant women and guardians of infants under 6 months has now ceased.

Partners of pregnant women and close household contacts of newborn infants are still encouraged to be vaccinated and will be able to access a pertussis-containing vaccine privately.

Pregnant women, between 20 and 32 weeks, remain eligible for a funded pertussis vaccine through the National Immunisation Program (NIP).

Cervical cancer screening and vaccination

Cervical cancer is one of the most preventable cancers and can be successfully treated if detected early. 

For information on Cervical Cancer screening and vaccinations see our health and wellbeing page.

Do you offer travel vaccinations?

No, we don't offer travel vaccinations. If you need a travel vaccination, please visit a travel clinic.

At-risk groups

Examples of at-risk groups include:

  • anyone under 20 years of age. The catch-up schedule must start on or before your 20th birthday and may be finished after this date if required
  • all refugees and humanitarian entrants, including asylum seekers
  • vulnerable citizens who experienced socioeconomic disadvantages that affected their access to a vaccine during their period of eligibility
  • adults born during or since 1966 who don't have:
    • evidence of getting two documented doses of valid Measles mumps rubella (MMR) vaccine
    • serological evidence of immunity.
  • people at risk of hepatitis B infection, including:
    • all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people - hepatitis B non-immune, no restrictions
    • household contacts and sexual partners of people living with hepatitis B
    • people who inject drugs or are on opioid substitution therapy
    • people living with Hepatitis C
    • men who have sex with men
    • people living with HIV
    • people who started but did not finish a free vaccine course while in custody (who are no longer in custody)
    • people born in priority hepatitis B endemic countries who arrived in Australia in the last 10 years (priority countries include China, Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Thailand, South Korea, Myanmar, Indonesia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Cambodia).

Eligibility criteria for free vaccine

To find out if you're eligible for a free vaccine, visit the Victorian Government's Eligibility for free vaccine page.

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