The National Immunisation Program is supported by the Australian Government and provides free vaccines for children, adolescents and adults who hold or are eligible for a Medicare card.
Childhood Immunisation Plan
The Childhood Immunisation Program provides free vaccines to protect against many different diseases for children from birth to four years of age. Additional vaccines are also recommended for Aboriginal children.
Catch-up schedules are required for individuals who have missed or delayed vaccines and may be necessary for child care and school enrolment, and are currently used to determine eligibility for some family assistance payments. A catch-up schedule is planned by health professionals based on age, vaccination history, current recommendations and risk factors. For further information speak to your immunisation provider.
Meningococcal B Immunisation Program
A state-wide Meningococcal B Immunisation Program commenced on 1 October 2018 and provides free MenB (Bexsero®) vaccines to eligible children and young people who are residents of South Australia and have a Medicare card