Vaccination is offered to eligible adults in Victoria under the National Immunisation Program (NIP) and Victorian funded programs.
- Additional NIP-funded vaccines are recommended for people with specified medical risk conditions, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and all people aged 65 years and over.
- of any age are eligible for free NIP catch-up vaccines.
- Some vaccines are free under the for eligible people aged ≥20 years.
- Resources are available to support the development of plans for eligible
- Immunisation providers should report administration of all vaccines to the
Vaccine recommendations in pregnancy
Pregnant women are routinely recommended to receive the following vaccinations to protect them and their babies from serious infection:
- vaccine in each pregnancy, at any stage of pregnancy
- containing vaccine (dTpa) each pregnancy, ideally between 20–32 weeks, but may be given up until delivery
Refer to the for guidance on other inactivated vaccines that are not routinely recommended during pregnancy but may be considered in special circumstances. Live attenuated viral vaccines are contraindicated (should not be given) during pregnancy.
National Immunisation Program (NIP) and state-funded vaccines for eligible Victorian adults
Adults and special risk groups are eligible to receive some vaccines for free under the NIP. The Victorian Government also funds the provision of some vaccines that are not included in the NIP.
Vaccination for special-risk groups
Some people are at higher risk of vaccine-preventable diseases due to certain conditions, underlying disease, or other risk factors.
Catch-up vaccination aims to provide optimal protection against disease as quickly as possible.
Vaccinations in the workplace
Some types of work have a higher risk of exposure to vaccine-preventable diseases. People in these jobs should be vaccinated against certain diseases.
Reviewed 03 November 2023