In Victoria, adolescents (including refugee and other humanitarian entrants) aged 10 – 19 years are eligible for free vaccinations under the National Immunisation Program.

Adolescents aged 12 – 13 years should receive Diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine (dTp) (1 injection) and Human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV) (2 injections, 6 months apart).

Adolescents age 15 – 16 years should receive Meningococcal ACWY vaccine (1 injection). These vaccines are most often delivered at secondary school by local councils. Some adolescents may access free vaccines from a general practitioner or health service. Parent/guardian consent is usually required.

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