Adult immunisation

Vaccinations are recommended for adults and pregnant people at scheduled ages for optimal protection from vaccine-preventable diseases. Vaccines listed on the WA Immunisation Schedule are provided for free under the National Immunisation Program (NIP) and other State-funded programs.

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Influenza immunisation

Seasonal influenza vaccines are funded for adults at higher risk of influenza-related complications such as pregnant people, older adults, those with medical risk conditions, all Aboriginal adults, and WA Health staff.

Learn more about influenza immunisation and check the Immunisation Schedule.

Antenatal immunisation

Immunisation against pertussis (whooping cough) and influenza (flu) is strongly recommended during pregnancy to protect expectant mothers and their babies against these serious infections.

Learn more about antenatal immunisation and check the Immunisation Schedule.

Shingles (herpes zoster) immunisation

Immunisation against shingles is funded for Aboriginal people aged 50 years and over, adults aged 65 years and over, and people aged 18 years and over with specific medical risk conditions.

Further information can be found on shingles (herpes zoster) immunisation program.

Pneumococcal immunisation

WA provides pneumococcal vaccines for Aboriginal persons over 50 years of age, and for non-Aboriginal people over 70 years of age.

Further information can be found on WA Immunisation Schedule. Refer to ‘Reminders when using the Schedule’ for the Meningococcal and Pneumococcal Table.

Measles immunisation

WA provides Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) vaccine for all adults born during or since 1966 without evidence of receiving one or two documented doses of valid MMR vaccine or without serological evidence of immunity.

Further information can be found on measles immunisation program.

Mpox immunisation program

WA provides Mpox vaccines to eligible persons. Information can be found at Mpox (monkeypox).

Japanese Encephalitis Virus (JEV) immunisation program

WA provides JEV vaccines to eligible persons. Information can be found at Japanese encephalitis and Japanese encephalitis: Information for local government and industry.

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Last reviewed: 25-05-2023