Get the facts
Phone the National Vaccination Info-line: 1800 671 811
Immunisations and vaccines
Immunisations and vaccines can prevent many illnesses.
Vaccination for student placements
Some courses and programs at RMIT require you to have immunisations, particularly if your course involves clinical placements in health-care settings.
Vaccinations for travel
Travelling to some overseas countries can expose you to diseases and infections that do not exist in Australia. Speak to a general practitioner (GP) or a travel-health specialist about whether you need to be vaccinated before you travel.
Influenza (flu) vaccine
Flu is a viral disease that causes widespread illness every year. New strains of flu develop all the time so to keep yourself protected you need to be vaccinated annually.
Flu vaccination is recommended for people in high-risk groups, including:
- people over 65
- hospital patients and staff
- some Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
- pregnant women
- residents in nursing homes or other care facilities
- people with severe asthma
- anyone with a chronic illness.
Vaccination costs around $20 and is available from your GP.