Are there free vaccines for babies and infants?
Yes. All vaccines listed on the National Immunisation Program (NIP) are free. However, your healthcare provider or GP may charge you a consultation fee.
There are additional vaccines that are not provided free as part of the NIP, which your GP may recommend. For example, those against the flu, vaccines against different types of meningococcal strains and travel vaccines.9 Your GP or practice nurse will be able to advise you about the benefits and risks of these immunisations for your baby.
In addition, children with certain medical conditions may be eligible for additional vaccines for free. Speak with your GP or practice nurse for more information.
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 19 April 2018).
- Australian Government. Department of Health. National Immunisation Program Schedule. Available at https://beta.health.gov.au/resources/publications/national-immunisation-program-schedule-portrait (accessed 5 July 2018).
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