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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.

Table: Childhood immunisation schedule effective 1 April 2015
Age Diseases protected against
Birth
  • 1 injection for hepatitis B 
6-8 weeks
  • 1 combined injection for:
    • diphtheria
    • tetanus
    • pertussis (whooping cough)
    • hepatitis B
    • poliomyelitis
    • haemophilus influenzae type b

  • Oral drops (drops in the mouth) for rotavirus
  • 1 injection for pneumococcal 
 4 months
  •  As above
 6 Months
  •  As above
12 months
  • 1 combined injection for:
    • haemophilus influenzae type b
    • meningococcal C

  • 1 combined injection for:
    • measles
    • mumps
    • rubella
12 months
(Aboriginal children only)
  • 1 injection for hepatitis A 
12 months
(all medically at risk children)
  • 1 injection for pneumococcal

12 months
(pre-term or low birth weight)

  • 1 injection for hepatitis B
18 months
  • 1 combined injection for:
    • measles 
    • mumps
    • rubella
    • varicella 
(children must have received 12 months measles, mumps and rubella vaccine before receiving this vaccine)

  • 1 combined injection for:
    • diptheria
    • tetanus
    • pertussis
18 months
(Aboriginal children only)
  • 1 injection for pneumococcal (if not already given at 12 months)
  • 1 injection for hepatitis A
4 years


  • 1 combined injection for:
    • diphtheria
    • tetanus
    • pertussis (whooping cough)
    • poliomyelitis
4 years
(all medically at risk children)
  • 1 injection for pneumococcal 

All children aged from 6 months to less than 5 years should also receive the influenza vaccine each year.

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

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