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Childhood immunisation schedule

The table below outlines the diseases protected against through the childhood immunisation schedule funded by the National Immunisation Program.

Please speak to your immunisation provider to ensure your child receives all the vaccines for which they are eligible.

Download the PDF to to tick off your child's immunisations as you go:

Childhood Immunisation Schedule and check list (PDF 823KB)

Table: Childhood immunisation schedule
Age Diseases covered
Birth
  • Hepatitis B (1 injection, usually offered in hospital)
6-8 weeks
  • Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), hepatitis B, poliomyelitis, haemophilus influenzae type b (1 injection)
  • Pneumococcal (1 injection)
  • Rotavirus (drops in mouth)
6 weeks to less than 5 years – Aboriginal children only Meningococcal A, C, W, Y (1 injection)
4 months
  • Same as 6-8 weeks
6 months



Plus Aboriginal and/or medically at risk children
  • Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), hepatitis B, poliomyelitis, haemophilus influenzae type b (1 injection)
  • Pneumococcal (1 injection)
6 months to less than 5 years It is recommended children aged 6 months to less than 5 years receive the influenza vaccine each year.
12 months





Plus Aboriginal children

Pre-term and/or low birth weight
  • Hepatitis A (1 injection)
  • Hepatitis B (1 injection)
13 months to less than 5 years
18 months









Plus Aboriginal children only
  • Measles, mumps, rubella, varicella (1 injection)
(Children must have received 12 months measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine before receiving this vaccine)

  • Diptheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough) (1 injection)
  • Haemophilus influenzae type b (1 injection)

  • Hepatitis A (1 injection)
4 years


Medically at risk
  • Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), poliomyelitis (1 injection)

  • Pneumococcal (1 injection)

Where to get help

  • For emergency or life-threatening conditions, visit an emergency department or dial triple zero (000) to call an ambulance
  • See your doctor
  • Visit a GP after hours
  • Visit healthdirect (external site) or call 1800 022 222
  • Phone the Immunise Australia Hotline on 1800 671 811

Acknowledgements
Public Health

This publication is provided for education and information purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical care. Information about a therapy, service, product or treatment does not imply endorsement and is not intended to replace advice from your healthcare professional. Readers should note that over time currency and completeness of the information may change. All users should seek advice from a qualified healthcare professional for a diagnosis and answers to their medical questions.

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