Children and adolescents
(10 - 19 years of age)

School-aged kids get free vaccinations to protect them from diseases. Want to know your child’s free immunisation schedule? Or need to catch up with vaccinations you may have missed when they were younger? Find out here.

All children and adolescents aged 10-19 years* get recommended vaccines free under the National Immunisation Program which is implemented in Queensland by Queensland Health. This is to help those who did not receive recommended vaccines in childhood to get them up to date again through a catch-up schedule. To find out more about all vaccines visit the Queensland immunisation schedule. *Human papillomavirus (HPV) catch-up is available for free up to and including 25 years.

The Queensland School Immunisation Program

Year 7 and year 10 students across all Queensland secondary schools can access free vaccinations under the School Immunisation Program.

Free vaccines are also given to adolescents who are not attending school (e.g. being home-schooled). They should be vaccinated in the same year that it is given through the school program.

If you would like more information about the School Immunisation Program, go here.

If your child has missed a school immunisation

There are many places where your child can get catch-up vaccines:

  • a catch-up school immunisation clinic
  • community immunisation clinic (if offered by your local council or immunisation service provider) your doctor (if given by a doctor, the vaccines are provided free, but you may have to pay a consultation fee for your visit).

Tips for parents

Some children can be nervous about vaccinations. If your child is worried, talk to them about the importance of immunisation, and how a little pain now will give them long-term protection. You can also help by:

  • ensuring they have a good breakfast
  • making sure they are wearing loose clothes
  • check they are feeling well before their vaccination
  • ensure they let their nurse know if they are feeling nervous or unwell.

Vaccination information in your language

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Health advice in relation to COVID-19 vaccine

All people aged 5 years and over are now eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine. To find out more, click here.


Having catch-up vaccinations means people can complete a course of age-appropriate vaccinations in the shortest but most effective timeframe. This provides optimal protection against disease as quickly as possible.

Vaccination Schedule

People with medically at-risk conditions may require additional vaccines. Talk to your doctor for more information.

When Disease Comments
Year 7 students (or age equivalent) Human papillomavirus (HPV)
  • One dose
  • One dose of the combined vaccine
  • One dose each year (this may incur a fee)
Year 10 students (or age equivalent) Meningococcal ACWY
  • One dose
  • One dose each year (this may incur a fee)

Find out more

To find out more on immunisation for children and adolescents (10 to 19 years of age), contact your doctor or health provider or call 13 HEALTH (13 432 584).