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
Annual Influenza Program
The Annual Influenza Program provides free vaccines to specific groups who are considered at greatest risk from complications of the flu (influenza), including all Aboriginal persons from 6 months of age. The state funded influenza program is available to children in South Australia from 6 months to less than 5 years of age.
National Shingles Vaccination Program
The National Shingles Vaccination Program provides free Shingles vaccine to people aged 70 years of age. There is a five year catch-up program for people aged 71 to 79 years of age until 2021.
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