Most vaccines available for use in Australia are administered via intramuscular or subcutaneous route, with several being administered intradermally or orally. Administering vaccines via the recommended route and using correct technique is of paramount importance to ensure optimal immune response, minimise side effects and reduce the risk of injury to the patient. 

Our Administration of injected vaccines – correct technique reference page has recently been updated and renamed Vaccine administration to include information on injectable and oral routes of vaccine administration. The Vaccine administration page also incorporates information previously found on the Intradermal immunisation reference page. 

To view the updated page in full, follow the link below:   

MVEC: Vaccine administration