Special vaccination requirements
Although vaccination is safe for the vast majority of people there are some people who, for various reasons, may not be able to be vaccinated or who may not be able to receive certain vaccines, for example allergies or current health status, or may need additional vaccines. It is important to discuss risks or side effects of vaccination with a health care professional before being immunised.
Talk to your doctor before being vaccinated if you:
- are pregnant, breastfeeding or planning a pregnancy
- have previously had a serious adverse event following immunisation, or
- have a medical condition or are undergoing treatment that places you at increased risk of some vaccine preventable diseases
- identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.
Other vaccines may be recommended, but not free to all groups include vaccines: