Which vaccines are free for at-risk persons?
All vaccines listed as part of the National Immunisation Program (NIP) are free. For adults, these include:
- All people over 65 years of age: pneumococcal disease, shingles (for people aged 70-79), and influenza.
- For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: pneumococcal disease for those in the 15-49 year age group with medical risk factors, or all those over 50 years of age; and influenza for all those aged 6 months and over.
- Pregnant women: influenza and whooping cough.
Individual states within Australia may have their own free vaccination programmes for at-risk groups.
Speak with your healthcare professional if you believe you fall into a 'high risk' category and which vaccinations are right for you.
Sources & Citations
- Australian Government. Department of Health. National Immunisation Program Schedule, Available at https://beta.health.gov.au/topics/immunisation/immunisation-throughout-life/national-immunisation-program-schedule (accessed July 2019).
- Victorian Government. Health. National Immunisation Program (NIP) and State funded vaccines for eligible Victorian adults. Available at https://www2.health.vic.gov.au/public-health/immunisation/adults/nip-and-state-funded-vaccines (accessed 29 April 2018).
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