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. 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 impaired immunity due to disease or treatment
- identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.
Other vaccines may be recommended, but not free to all groups include vaccines: