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Does my teenager get free vaccines through school?

Page last updated 07 July 2020


All vaccines listed as part of the National Immunisation Program (NIP) are free. If you miss the scheduled school vaccination programme, you may be able to access a free catch-up vaccine through your healthcare provider. If you choose to delay vaccination of your teenager, you will need to arrange your own vaccination and may be required to pay your doctor a consultation fee.

Sources & Citations

2. Australian Government. Department of Health. National Immunisation Program Schedule. Available at: (accessed 22 June 2020).

3. National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance. Available at: (accessed 22 June 2020).

MAT-AU-2000015 - Date of preparation June 2020