Immunise Australia Program
Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing
Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing. Immunise Australia Program. Information Line 1800 671 811
Immunise Australia Program. Information Line 1800 671 811

National Immunisation Program Schedule

Information about the recommended and fully funded vaccine plan by age group under the National Immunisation Program.


PDF printable version of the National Immunisation Program Schedule (PDF 108 KB)

National Immunisation Program Schedule


From 1 July 2013

Child programs


Age


Birth
2 months
4 months
6 months
12 months
18 months
4 years

School programs


10–15 years
(contact your State or Territory Health Department for details)

At-risk groups


6 months and over
12–18 months
12–24 months
4 years
15 years and over
50 years and over
Pregnant women
65 years and over

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. Rotavirus vaccine: third dose of vaccine is dependent on vaccine brand used. Contact your State or Territory Health Department for details.
  3. Hepatitis B and Varicella vaccine: contact your State or Territory Health Department for details on the school grade eligible for vaccination.
  4. HPV vaccine: is for all adolescents aged between 12 and 13 years. A catch-up program for males aged between 14 and 15 years is available until December 2014. Contact your State or Territory HealthDepartment for details on the school grade eligible for vaccination.
  5. Pneumococcal vaccine:
    1. Medically at risk children require: a fourth dose of 13vPCV at 12 months of age; and a booster dose of 23vPPV at 4 years of age.
    2. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children require: a fourth dose of pneumococcal vaccine (13vPCV) at 12-18 months of age for children living in high risk areas (Queensland, Northern Territory, Western Australia and South Australia). Contact your State or Territory Health Department for details.
  6. Hepatitis A vaccine: two doses of Hepatitis A vaccine for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children living in high risk areas (Queensland, Northern Territory, Western Australia and South Australia).Contact your State or Territory Health Department for details.

Further information

Further information and immunisation resources are available from the Immunise Australia Program website at the Immunise Australia Program website or by contacting the infoline on 1800 671 811.You should contact your State or Territory Health Department for further information on the program specific to your State or Territory:

State/Territory Contact Number

Australian Capital Territory (02) 6205 2300

New South Wales 1300 066 055

Northern Territory (08) 8922 8044

Queensland 13 HEALTH (13 4325 84)

South Australia 1300 232 272

Tasmania 1800 671 738

Victoria 1300 882 008

Western Australia (08) 9321 1312

Immunise Australia Program website

All information in this publication is correct as at October 2013

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