The following vaccines are provided free to older Australians under the National Immunisation Program (NIP).
People in these age groups are at high risk from influenza (flu) and pneumococcal disease and the complications they can cause. The great majority of deaths from these two diseases occur in these age groups.
People over 65 years are also advised to have dTpa, a diphtheria-tetanus-whooping cough booster, if they have not received one in the previous 10 years, although this is not funded under the NIP. Also free vaccinations for Influenza (flu) and Pneumococcal polysaccharide (23vPPV). Pneumococcal vaccine not held on site.
Some older Australians accessing the pneumococcal vaccination program may need a second dose of the vaccine five years after the first, specifically Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People with an increased risk of invasive pneumococcal disease.
50 years and over (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples) -Free Pneumococcal polysaccharide (23vPPV) Vaccine. Not held on site.