- Childhood immunisation programs
- Adult immunisation programs
- School immunisation programs
- Legislation for vaccine providers
The Department's Community Care & Health Centres, Non-Government Health Centres and some General Practitioners* provide the vaccines included on the National Immunisation Program free to children in the Northern Territory.
For immunsation information including vaccination histories. Contact the NT Immunisation Register on 08 8922 8315 (Top End) or 08 8951 6928 (Central Australia) or by fax on 08 89228897. The Help Desk is open from Monday to Friday 8 am to 4.20pm
- Childhood Vaccination Schedule (Adobe PDF document - 113KB) | DOCX (21KB)
- Childhood Influenza vaccination schedule (Adobe PDF document - 154KB) I RTF (1293KB)
Parents of children attending school in the Northern Territory should supply their school with a copy of their child's immunisation record. If your child has not supplied an immunisation record or is not up to date with his/her vaccines, they may be excluded from school if an outbreak occurs. This is done to prevent any further spread of the disease and to protect those who are most vulnerable to complications of that disease.
For more information download: Immunisation information for parents (Adobe PDF document - 25KB) | DOCX (35KB)
Departmental Community Care/Health Centres, Non-Government Health Centres and some General Practitioners* provide some vaccines free to adults in the Northern Territory.
- Adult and Special Groups Vaccination Schedule (Adobe PDF document - 497KB)
- Pneumococcal vaccination and revaccination guideline NT
*Please note that some General Practitioners may charge a consultation fee. For a list of GPs who offer childhood vaccines please contact 8982 1000 for
Vaccines that are free and recommended for adults in the Northern Territory include:
|Vaccine||Free and recommended for these groups of adults in NT|
Download factsheet for more information: Influenza and its prevention (Adobe PDF document - 238KB) | RTF (91KB)
(Measles, Mumps, Rubella)
|Whooping cough (pertussis)|
Many other vaccines can be recommended for people working in some occupations and people with medical conditions/diseases.
These vaccines are often not provided free to the patient and require a prescription to be issued from a general practitioner and the vaccine purchased privately.
Some vaccines are offered to students attending schools throughout the NT. A consent form is issued prior to the event and vaccinations are given by nurses attending the school on organised days. If a child does not attend school, the vaccine can be administered at an age appropriate time at an alternative health facility.
All forms below should be returned to the student's school.
Download consent form: Pneumococcal Vaccination (Adobe PDF document - 777KB) | DOCX (75KB)
|Diphtheria tetanus and whooping cough (pertussis) vaccine|
Download consent form: Diphtheria Tetanus and Pertussis Vaccination (Adobe PDF document - 675KB) | DOCX (83KB)
|Chickenpox (varicella) vaccine|
Download consent form: Varicella Chickenpox Vaccination (Adobe PDF document - 691KB) | DOCX (79KB)
|Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine|
Download school consent form:
Download remote community consent form:
Download influenza school consent form: Influenza school consent form (Adobe PDF document - 561KB)
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In accordance with the Medicines, Poisons and Therapeutic Act 2012, all nurses, midwives and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Health Practitioners administering vaccines in the Northern Territory without the order of a medical practitioner, should ensure that they meet the requirements under the Prescribed qualifications to supply or administer or possess vaccinations. Prescribed Qualifications to supply or administer or possess vaccinations (Adobe PDF document - 98KB)
In addition, all vaccine providers should refer to their individual workplace "Scheduled Substance Treatment Protocol" (SSTP) for the guidelines relating to the administration of vaccines in their workplace. SSTP's are printed in various issues of the Government Gazette.
All nurses, midwives and ATSHIPs must be competent and adhere to the indications, restrictions and contraindications identified for the use of any vaccine included in the SSTP. Any care provided outside the scope of the related documents referred to in the SSTP must be discussed with a medical officer at the time.