Key facts

  • Now is a great time to check that you've had all your vaccinations so that you're protected while you study, work or travel.
  • Free National Immunisation Program (NIP) vaccines are available from your GP or pharmacist as long as you start your vaccinations before you turn 20.
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV) catch-up vaccines for adolescents who missed HPV vaccination has been extended to include young people up to, and including, 25 years of age.
  • If vaccination is provided through a GP or pharmacist, the vaccine will be free, but you may be charged a consultation fee.
  • Vaccination is safe and effective.

Find more answers to many common questions about vaccination

Not sure if you've had all your vaccinations?

The Australian Immunisation​ Register (AIR) records all childhood vaccinations given since 1996 and provides Immunisation History Statements on request, including information about any missing vaccinations. You can request an Immunisation History Statement at any time:

Missing some vaccinations?

Don't worry, free catch-up vaccines are available from your GP as long as you start your vaccinations before you turn 20. Talk to your GP about starting your catch-up schedule to make sure you're fully protected.

More information about free vaccines is available from the Australian Government

Current as at: Monday 1 May 2023
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