When to get vaccinated

When you get vaccinated depends on your age and what vaccinations you’ve already had. Find out who should get vaccinated and when.

  • The flu (influenza)

    The flu is highly contagious and serious. Find out what the signs and symptoms are, and how getting vaccinated stops it from spreading.

  • COVID-19

    COVID-19 causes respiratory infections. Find out what the symptoms are and how you can protect you and your family.

  • Measles

    Measles is a highly contagious viral illness. It's rare in Australia because of vaccination. Find out how getting vaccinated stops it from spreading.

  • Whooping cough

    Whooping cough (pertussis) is a highly contagious respiratory (lung) infection which can be life threatening in babies and young children. Find out how getting vaccinated stops it from spreading.

  • Meningococcal disease

    Meningococcal disease is a bacterial infection. It's not easy to catch, but it can lead to serious illness. Find out who's at risk and what the symptoms are.

  • Human papillomavirus (HPV)

    Human papillomavirus, or HPV, is a common virus that affects all genders. Find out how you can protect yourself and other people from contracting HPV.

  • Other vaccine preventable diseases

    You can get vaccinated for the following diseases. If you haven't had these vaccines during your childhood, you may be able eligible for catch-up vaccines or boosters.

13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84)

To talk to a registered nurse about vaccinations call 13 Health.

Information in your language

Find out about getting help to translate or interpret our information on the Queensland Government website. You can also call the translating and interpreting service on 131 450.

Last updated: April 2023