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Check your immunisation HALO
The immunisations you may need are decided by your health, age, lifestyle and occupation. Together, these factors are referred to as HALO.

Immunisation

Immunisation schedule Victoria

The routine schedule of vaccines provided free under the National Immunisation Program.

Free vaccine Victoria - Criteria for eligibility

Free vaccine Victoria - Criteria for eligibility lists the schedule of vaccines by brand name and who is eligible for free vaccine.

Immunisation in secondary school

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:

Latest immunisation newsletter

Read the latest newsletter online or select from one of our past newsletters. The current edition includes:

  • Scheduled vaccines for children
  • Preventable cold chain breaches
  • Becoming a nurse immuniser
  • Do you need to contact the Victorian TB Program?
  • Immunisation catch-up quiz: test your skills
  • Clinical vaccinology update - 12 November 2014
  • Measles cases in Victoria rise in 2014
  • Secondary school vaccines - what’s planned for 2015?
  • Adolescent vaccine program
  • Gardasil® vaccine catch-up program for Year 9 boys ends in 2014
  • AusVaxSafety: new enhanced surveillance system
  • Further reading

Vaccine safety immunisation facts, common myths and more

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.

What's new

An ongoing HPV vaccine program for boys in Year 7 begins in 2013. This will mean that both boys and girls in Year 7 of secondary school will benefit from the Gardasil® vaccine. Year 9 secondary school boys will be targeted for a catch-up Gardasil vaccine program for two years only. This two-year time-limited school-based program occurs in 2013 and 2014.