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.
For more information:
- View the for eligibility for free vaccine
- Immunisation providers can view vaccine order forms
- What immunisations an adult needs depends on their Health, Age, Lifestyle and Occupation (HALO). Adults can take the immunisation quiz to guide vaccine
- Use the for pneumococcal disease vaccination recommendations.
- Use the to assist in developing immunisation catch up schedules
- who have no documented history of vaccination
- View Historical Immunisation Schedules dating back to
- Visit the for consumer information about immunisation
- View the National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance Adult vaccination .
Vaccine recommendations in pregnancy
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.
National Immunisation Program (NIP) and state-funded vaccines for eligible Victorian adults
Information for health professionals about the free National Immunisation Program and State funded vaccine programs for eligible adults.
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 27 October 2021