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Medically at-risk groups

Some people may need additional immunisation to protect themselves and other people they come into contact with.

People with reduced immunity

Some people may have reduced immunity due to disease or treatment, such as someone without a functioning spleen or chemotherapy patients. Your doctor or vaccine service provider will provide advice on any additional vaccines.

Children

Children with reduced immunity may require additional influenza and pneumococcal disease immunisations. Talk to your doctor for more information.

Premature babies

Premature babies may require additional vaccines for:

Your doctor or vaccine service provider will provide advice on any additional vaccines.

Influenza

The influenza vaccine is recommended for everyone from six months of age, but is available free under the Immunise Australia Program for people who face a high risk from influenza and its complications. These include:

To receive your influenza vaccination, visit your local doctor or immunisation provider. It is important to note that while the vaccine is free, a consultation fee may apply.

People at risk of tuberculosis

Some population groups and visitors to high-risk countries are at higher risk of tuberculosis and may require vaccination.

Read more about tuberculosis and immunisation (this information is also available in other languages.)