Changes to the NIP shingles vaccination schedule.

Changes to the NIP shingles vaccination schedule.

24 October, 2023

Program advice for vaccination providers

From 1 November 2023, there are changes to the shingles vaccination schedule under the National Immunisation Program (NIP).

View the full program advice.

New resources:

Please note:

  • The vaccine will be available to order from 1 November 2023, via the Onelink Online portal.
  • The initial vaccine supply from the Commonwealth will be limited. More vaccine will be available in the coming months.
  • Vaccine order limits will be in place to ensure equitable supply. Further information will be available via the Onelink Online portal from 1 November.

Providers should avoid booking clients for Shingrix® vaccination until they are in receipt of vaccine.

Further information for providers and consumers regarding the introduction of the shingles vaccine, Shingrix®, onto the NIP will be available from 1 November 2023 and will be shared by the Victorian Department of Health.