Department of Health

Vaccination for adolescents and young adults

In Victoria, adolescents and young adults (including refugees, asylum seekers and other humanitarian entrants) aged 11 – 25 years are eligible for a range of free vaccinations.

These vaccines are most often delivered by local councils who visit secondary schools in their area across the school year to provide the required vaccines. This is known as the Secondary School Immunisation Program (SSIP).

Some adolescents, particularly those who do not attend secondary school, may choose to access free vaccines from a general practitioner, pharmacy, local council or other health service. Parent/guardian consent is usually required for vaccination of people aged under 18 years, but some adolescents may be able to give consent if they are considered a ‘mature minor’ by their health professional.

Reviewed 12 May 2023


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Immunisation Unit Department of Health

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