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Immunisation catch up for refugees

Catch-up immunisations are strongly recommended and free in Australia for all newly arrived refugees and people seeking asylum. Immunisation can protect you, your family and the community from vaccine preventable diseases.

We are currently piloting a State Government funded program, helping refugee and asylum seekers, who live within the City of Whittlesea and the City of Hume, of all ages to receive catch up immunisations.

How we can help you

All off-shore records can be translated, and catch-up schedules can be created to assist you to complete your immunisations according to an Australian schedule.

All appointments and vaccinations are free of charge. An Arabic speaking refugee community liaison officer is also onsite.

If you are interested in receiving catch-up immunisations or would like to know more about the Refugee Immunisation Project, please contact the project team at refugeeimmunisation@whittlesea.vic.gov.au or call 0437 820 557 to speak to our Arabic speaking Community Liaison Officer.

To learn more about immunisation in Australia, visit the Health Translations website.