Infants, children, adolescents, adults and special risk groups are eligible to receive some vaccines for free under the National Immunisation Program (NIP). The Victorian Government also funds the provision of some vaccines that are not included on the NIP.
Vaccines are given at certain ages, or for people in certain at-risk groups, or for catch-up according to the schedule and eligibility criteria.
The vaccine history timeline shows the introduction of new vaccines and major changes to the immunisation program in Victoria.
Immunisation schedule Victoria and vaccine eligibility criteria
The routine schedule of vaccines provided free under the National Immunisation Program and the Victorian funded immunisation program.
Catch-up vaccination aims to provide optimal protection against disease as quickly as possible.
Vaccine history timeline
Timeline of the history of new vaccines and major changes to the immunisation schedule in Victoria.
Reviewed 01 November 2023