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Check your immunisation HALO
The immunisations you may need are decided by your health, age, lifestyle and occupation. Together, these factors are referred to as HALO.

Immunisation

Immunisation schedule Victoria

The routine schedule of vaccines provided free under the National Immunisation Program.

Free vaccine Victoria - Criteria for eligibility

Free vaccine Victoria - Criteria for eligibility lists the schedule of vaccines by brand name and who is eligible for free vaccine.

Latest immunisation newsletter

Read the latest newsletter online or select from one of our past newsletters. The current edition includes:

  • National Immunisation Strategy 2013-2018
  • Vaccine schedule changes from 2015
  • Childhood vaccine coverage data
  • Local government area vaccine coverage report
  • Reporting vaccines to ACIR
  • The benefits of reporting to ACIR electronically
  • Simultaneous injections by two immunisation providers – a case report
  • Measles – a case study
  • Measles - clinical predictors
  • Catch-up vaccine quiz
  • Cold chain preparation while on holiday
  • RotaTeq® vaccine administration has strict cut-off dates
  • Hepatitis B vaccine birth dose coverage data
  • Catch-up vaccine answer
  • Further reading

Vaccine safety immunisation facts, common myths and more

The risk of complications from childhood diseases like measles is much higher than the risks of immunisation. Vaccination protects against infection, saves lives and protects those who are too young or too sick to be immunised. 

What's new

Changes to the 2015 secondary school vaccine program

The dTpa (diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis) Boostrix® vaccine will transition from Year 10 to Year 7 of secondary school in 2015. To achieve the transition, in 2015 the Boostrix® vaccine will be offered to all secondary school students in Years 7, 8, 9 and 10. In a community setting these children are aged 12 to 16 years. From 2016 only Year 7 students (12 to 13 years of age) will be offered the Boostrix® vaccine.