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Adult immunisation schedule

The immunisations below are funded through the national immunisation program (NIP).

There are a number of different circumstances in which adults might be recommended additional vaccines. You can read more about adult immunisations at the immunise Australia website.

Table: Adult immunisation schedule
Eligible groups Diseases covered
When to immunise
  • Influenza

  • Pertussis (whooping cough)
  • Any stage of pregnancy

  • Third trimester of pregnancy
Aboriginal community
  • Influenza

  • Pneumococcal
  • 15 years and over

  • Medically at risk 15 years and over,
  • 50 years and over
Individuals aged 15 – 19
  • Meningococcal A, C, W, Y
  • 15 to 19 years
Over 65s
  • Influenza

  • Pneumococcal
  • 65 years and over

  • 65 years and over
70 – 79
  • Shingles (herpes zoster)
  • 70-79 years
Medically at risk People with certain medical conditions or who are undergoing some
medical treatments may have special vaccine requirements.
Speak to your doctor or health provider to learn about which
vaccines are recommended for you.

Where to get help

  • See your doctor
  • Visit a GP after hours
  • Phone healthdirect on 1800 022 222
  • Phone the Immunise Australia Hotline on 1800 671 811

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