Department of Health

Vaccination program for adults

Vaccination is offered to eligible adults in Victoria under the National Immunisation Program (NIP) and Victorian funded programs. Eligible adults can receive vaccines such as pertussis, influenza, pneumococcal, herpes zoster and hepatitis B.

All immunisation providers should report administration of all vaccines to the Australian Immunisation RegisterExternal Link .

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Vaccine recommendations in pregnancy

Vaccination against whooping cough (pertussis) and influenza is strongly recommended during pregnancy to protect pregnant women and their babies against these serious infections.

Other inactivated vaccines are not routinely recommended during pregnancy but may be considered in special circumstances.

Live attenuated viral vaccines are the only types of vaccines that should not to be given during pregnancy. Some vaccines, like rubella (combined with measles and mumps M-M-R), may be needed when planning pregnancy so the mother is immune before she becomes pregnant.

Reviewed 12 May 2023


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Immunisation Unit Department of Health

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