The below links are helpful tools to assist in working out immunisation catch up schedules for individuals who may not be up to date with their routine immunisations.
Assessing and updating the immunisation status of refugee and migrant children and adults is an important aspect of healthcare.
All refugee and humanitarian entrants including asylum seekers are eligible for free catch up immunisations.
For individuals <10 years of age
For individuals aged 10 years to 19 years
Please be aware that some individuals may meet the criteria and qualify for extra immunisations due to predisposing conditions or at risk circumstances. For any additional queries please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Refugee and asylum seekers
The Victorian DHHS and Health Translations has an excellent resource for ‘Catch up Immunisations’ in refugees and asylum seekers. It has been translated into more than 10 languages (see Catch up immunisation in other languages).
- DHHS: Victorian immunisation schedule and eligibility criteria for free vaccines
- Vaccine history timeline in Australia
- Australian Immunisation Handbook: Catch up vaccination
- Victorian Refugee Health Network
- Vaccine schedule by country
Authors: Nigel Crawford (Paediatrician, The Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne) and Rachael McGuire (MVEC Nurse Educator)
Reviewed by: Georgina Lewis (Clinical Manager SAEFVIC, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute)
Date: January 2019
Materials in this section are updated as new information and vaccines become available. The Melbourne Vaccine Education Centre (MVEC) staff regularly reviews materials for accuracy.
You should not consider the information in this site to be specific, professional medical advice for your personal health or for your family’s personal health. For medical concerns, including decisions about vaccinations, medications and other treatments, you should always consult a healthcare professional.