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Children's Vaccinations

Immunisation is a simple, safe and effective way of protecting people against harmful diseases before they come into contact with them in the community. Immunisation not only protects individuals, but also others in the community, by reducing the spread of disease.

The current National Immunisation Program (NIP) Schedule started on 1 July 2007 and outlines the recommended vaccines by age group which are funded by the Immunise Australia Program. States and Territories may choose whatever combination of vaccines from those listed on the Health Act (1953) Determination 2009 (Immunisation Program – Designated Vaccines) as best suits the needs of geographic and demographic conditions.

PDF printable version of National Immunisation Program Schedule (PDF 124 KB)

Birth

  • Hepatitis B (hepB) [See footnote a]

2 months

  • Hepatitis B (hepB) [See footnote b]
  • Diphtheria, tetanus and whooping cough (acellular pertussis) (DTPa)
  • Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) [See footnotes c & d]
  • Polio (inactivated poliomyelitis IPV)
  • Pneumococcal conjugate (7vPCV)
  • Rotavirus

4 months

  • Hepatitis B (hepB) [See footnote b]
  • Diphtheria, tetanus and whooping cough (acellular pertussis (DTPa)
  • Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) [See footnotes c & d]
  • Polio (inactivated poliomyelitis IPV)
  • Pneumococcal conjugate (7vPCV)
  • Rotavirus

6 months

  • Hepatitis B (hepB) [See footnote b]
  • Diphtheria, tetanus and whooping cough (acellular pertussis (DTPa)
  • Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) [See footnote c]
  • Polio (inactivated poliomyelitis) (IPV)
  • Pneumococcal conjugate (7vPCV) [See footnote e]
  • Rotavirus [See footnote j]

12 months

  • Hepatitis B (hepB) [See footnote b]
  • Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) [See footnote d]
  • Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR)
  • Meningococcal C (MenCCV)

12-24 months

  • Hepatitis A (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in high risk areas) [See footnote f]

18 months

  • Chickenpox (varicella) (VZV)

18-24 months

  • Pneumococcal polysaccharide (23vPPV) (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in high risk areas) [See footnote g]
  • Hepatitis A (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in high risk areas)

4 years

  • Diphtheria, tetanus and whooping cough (acellular pertussis) (DTPa)
  • Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR)
  • Polio (inactivated poliomyelitis) (IPV)

10-13 years

12-13 years

15-17 years

  • Diphtheria, tetanus and whooping cough (acellular pertussis) (dTPa) [See footnote i]

15-49 years

  • Influenza (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people medically at-risk)
  • Pneumococcal polysaccharide (23vPPV) (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people medically at-risk)

50 years and over

  • Influenza (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people)
  • Pneumococcal polysaccharide (23vPPV) (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people)

65 years and over

  • Influenza (flu)
  • Pneumococcal polysaccharide (23vPPV)

Footnotes to the National Immunisation Program (NIP) Schedule

  1. Hepatitis B vaccine should be given to all infants as soon as practicable after birth. The greatest benefit is if given within 24 hours, and must be given within 7 days.

  2. Total of three doses of hepB required following the birth dose, at either 2m, 4m and 6m or at 2m, 4m and 12m.

  3. Give a total of 4 doses of Hib vaccine (2m, 4m, 6m and 12m) if using PRP-T Hib containing vaccines.

  4. Use PRP-OMP Hib containing vaccines in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in areas of higher risk (Queensland, Northern Territory, Western Australia and South Australia) with a dose at 2m, 4m and 12m.

  5. Medical at-risk children require a fourth dose of 7vPCV at 12 months of age, and a booster dose of 23vPPV at 4 years of age.

  6. Two doses of hepatitis A vaccine are required for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children living in areas of higher risk (Queensland, Northern Territory, Western Australia and South Australia). Contact your State or Territory Health Department for details.

  7. Contact your State or Territory Health Department for details.

  8. These vaccines are for one cohort only within this age range, and should only be given if there is no prior history of disease or vaccination. Dose schedules may vary between jurisdictions. Contact your State or Territory Health Department for details.

  9. This vaccine is for one cohort only within this age range. Contact your State or Territory Health Department for details.

  10. Third dose of vaccine is dependent on vaccine brand used. Contact your State or Territory Health department for details.

  11. Also for 12 to 18 year old girls who are not at school (community based catch-up program) and for 18 to 26 year old women until 30 June 2009. Females in these age groups must have started the course with their first dose of the vaccine on or before 30 June 2009, and complete all 3 doses by 31 December 2009.
Dr. Kathi Bleeker-Sauzier, Ocean Reef, Western Australia
Dr. Kathi Bleeker-Sauzier
MB., ChB, DA, FRACGP
Dr. Kathi Bleeker-Sauzier, General Practitioner, Ocean Reef, WA
Dr. Len Henson
Dr. Len Henson
MBChB LMCC Hons BSc (Pharm) MFamMed FRACGP FACRRM
Dr. Len Henson
Dr Elisabeth Olynetz
Dr Elisabeth Olynetz
MD (Austria), MRCGP, FRACGP, DCH, DFFP, DRCOG
Dr Elisabeth Olynetz
Dr Almayne du Preez
Dr Almayne du Preez
MBCHB, DA(SA), FRACGP
Dr Almayne du Preez
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Dr Wei Jek Keng
MBChB, MRCGP (UK), FRACGP, DFSRH (UK)
Dr. Wei Jek Keng
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Dr. Kate Reid-Milligan
MBBS (Hons), B. Sc (Hons), DCH, VGDWH
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