Adolescents Vaccinations

Children continue to need vaccinations into their teens. From 11 – 16 a series of immunisations are given for the first time, when they are deemed to work best.

NSW is also currently offering a free catch up vaccine for 10-19 year olds, speak to your GP or health provider for more information.

Intensive English Centres (IECs)

Newly-arrived migrants (including refugees) attending Intensive English Centres (IECs) will be offered vaccines based on student age. Visit your local GP or health provider for more information.

  • Students who miss vaccine doses due to absence on the day of the clinic will be advised to receive any catch-up vaccination at their local GP.
  • Information about the vaccinations is also available in 26 community languages.
Distance education/home-schooled students

Students who are enrolled in distance education or who are home-schooled are advised to attend their GP or other immunisation provider for free age-appropriate vaccinations.

For more information about the NSW School Vaccination Program in your area contact your local public health unit by calling 1300 066 055.