Consent should be sought from someone with legal capacity before each vaccination. The individual providing consent should have the intellectual capacity to understand specific information and agree voluntarily without pressure, coercion or manipulation. The consent process should include written advice about benefits and harms of the vaccines, risk of not having the vaccine, and what to do after receiving the vaccine.
Information on providing valid consent is available within the Australian Immunisation handbook.
The National Immunisation Program Schedule (NIPS) lists the recommended funded vaccines for all Australian residents. There may be other vaccines that are not funded but are recommended in the Australian immunisation handbook, depending on occupation or travel. There may be variability in vaccines recommended/funded (eg hepatitis A vaccine).