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My teenager was vaccinated overseas, do I need to vaccinate them again in Australia?

Page last updated 23 October 2018

This will depend on what vaccinations your teenager has had overseas and if you are able to provide valid records of their vaccination/s.

If the vaccination schedule of your home country differs greatly for the Australian Immunisation Schedule, or if valid records are not available for your teenager, then your healthcare practitioner or GP may recommend your teenager go through a catch-up schedule in order to be in line with the National Immunisation Program (NIP).

Sources & Citations

  1. The Australian Immunisation Handbook 10th Edition. Home. Available at (accessed 19 April 2018).

 SPANZ.SAPAS.18.04.0153a - Date of preparation May 2018