The routine schedule of vaccines provided free under the National Immunisation Program.
Free vaccine Victoria - Criteria for eligibility lists the schedule of vaccines by brand name and who is eligible for free vaccine.
Immunisation is offered in secondary school to all students in Year 7 and Year 10 and boys in Year 9 of secondary school. Students are eligible to receive these vaccines for free through a school-based immunisation program.
For more information see:
Read the latest newsletter online or select from one of our past newsletters. The current edition includes:
- Influenza vaccine - keep vaccinating your eligible patients
- Influenza case study
- Influenza vaccine program for healthcare workers in public hospitals
- Free HPV vaccine for boys in Year 9 (14 to 15 years) ends on 31 December 2014
- Advice from The Australian immunisation handbook, Part 4.7 ‘Influenza’
- Health conditions predisposing people to IPD
- Understanding childhood immunisation - resources for parents
- Pneumococcal vaccination for people with hyposplenia and asplenia
- SAEFVIC, the Victorian vaccine safety service
- Hepatitis B vaccine - more at-risk groups eligible for a free course
- Adolescent dTpa booster - Year 10 of secondary school
- Varicella - to vaccinate or not?
- Preventable cold chain breaches in 2013
- Hospital-based immunisation services - call 1300 882 924
- Victorian Refugee Health Network - immigration and health policy changes
- Further reading
The risk of complications from childhood diseases like measles is much higher than the risks of immunisation. Vaccination protects against infection, saves lives and protects those who are too young or too sick to be immunised.