Are there any free vaccines for older adults?
For adults 65 years and older, the following vaccines are free under the National Immunisation Program (NIP):
- Pneumococcal disease:
A single dose is available for adults aged 70 years and over.
A single dose is available for 70 year olds. Until 31 October 2023, a single catch-up dose is also available for adults aged 71 to 79 years.
- Influenza (the flu):
Seasonal influenza vaccine once a year.
Note that a consultation fee may apply.
Sources & Citations
2. Australian Government. Department of Health. Immunisation for seniors. Available at: https://www.health.gov.au/health-topics/immunisation/immunisation-throughout-life/immunisation-for-seniors (accessed 27 May 2022).
MAT-AU-2201301 (v1.0) Date of preparation June 2022Show All