Commonwealth-funded additional free vaccines
Catch up vaccines for all individuals aged 10 to 19 years (ongoing)
The Australian Government has extended the provision of free vaccines for all 10-19 year olds on an ongoing basis under the expanded National Immunisation Program. Detailed information is available in the Vaccination Provider Factsheet (catch up).
Catch up vaccines for refugees and humanitarian entrants aged 20 years and over (ongoing)
The Australian Government has extended the provision of free catch-up vaccines for refugees and humanitarian entrants aged 20 years or over through the National Immunisation Program. Detailed information is available in the Vaccination Provider Factsheet (refugee catch up).
NSW-funded additional free vaccines
The following table indicates additional vaccines provided free in NSW for GP immunisation provider use and for post-exposure treatment for Australian bat lyssavirus or rabies.
As recommended by the Australian Immunisation Handbook, hepatitis B vaccination is recommended and free for:
- Aboriginal people
- Household and sexual contacts of acute and chronic hepatitis B cases
- Immunosuppressed people
- People with HIV or hepatitis C
- Men who have sex with men
- Injecting drug users
- Sex workers
- Clients of sexual health clinics (at LHD discretion)
Hepatitis B vaccine is not free for persons outside of these priority populations, healthcare students or persons travelling overseas
- Refugees (females and males) 20-26 years of age
- Unvaccinated individuals born during or after 1966
- For vaccination of rubella seronegative post natal women
|Rabies vaccine and human rabies immunoglobulin
- Post-exposure treatment for Australian bat lyssavirus and rabies exposures (order via Public Health Unit on 1300 066 055)