Refugees and humanitarian entrants

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If you are a refugee or a humanitarian entrant, you may not be fully immunised and up-to-date according to the Australian National Immunisation Program. Some refugees may have received immunisations overseas but do not have documentation of these vaccinations. Written records are considered reliable evidence of vaccination status and in the absence of written immunisation documentation a full catch-up immunisation schedule is recommended.

Refugees and humanitarian entrants are eligible for some free vaccines under the NIP. While the vaccines are free, your GP may charge a consultation fee. For more information see:

Page last updated on: 7 Apr 2020