Immunisation schedule and catch-up immunisations

Immunisation schedule

The WA Immunisation Schedule (PDF 129KB) lists government-funded vaccines for various groups.

Use the meningococcal and pneumococcal tables (PDF 179KB) to assist in implementing the immunisation schedule.

Meningococcal B program

From 1 July 2020, the meningococcal B (Bexsero®) vaccine has been added to the schedule.

IMPORTANTIt is recommended that children are given prophylactic paracetamol to reduce the probability and severity of fever that may develop following immunisation with Bexsero®. Please see the WA guidance on managing fever after meningococcal B vaccine (PDF 160KB) for more information. This guidance has also been developed specifically for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people (PDF 585KB). 

Catch-up immunisations

When children/students miss doses of routine childhood vaccines, they should be vaccinated using an appropriate catch-up schedule as soon as possible. Refer to the Australian Immunisation Handbook (external site) for details.

You can also refer to the Immunisation calculator (external site) which is based on the Australian National Immunisation Program (NIP) for all Australian children/ students.

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