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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 checklist (PDF 779KB)

It is also recommended children aged from 6 months are immunised against influenza each year.

Table: Childhood immunisation schedule
Age Diseases covered
Birth to less than 7 days
  • Hepatitis B (1 injection)

6 weeks

  • Diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, hepatitis B, polio, Haemophilus influenzae type b (1 injection)
  • Pneumococcal (1 injection)
  • Rotavirus (drops in mouth)

Aboriginal children

Aboriginal children and/or
children with a medical risk condition
  • Meningococcal B (1 injection)

4 months

Including immunisations for Aboriginal children and children with a medical risk condition

  • Same as 6 weeks

6 months

  • Diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, hepatitis B, polio, Haemophilus influenzae type b (1 injection)
Aboriginal children and/or children with a medical risk condition
  • Pneumococcal (1 injection)
Children with a medical risk condition
  • Meningococcal B (1 injection)

12 months

Aboriginal children and/or children with a medical risk condition
  • Meningococcal B (1 injection)
Children with a medical risk condition
  • Hepatitis B (1 injection)

18 months

  • Diptheria, tetanus, whooping cough (1 injection)

  • Haemophilus influenzae type b (1 injection)
  • Measles, mumps, rubella, varicella (1 injection) – only for children who have already received a measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccine previously
Aboriginal children
  • Hepatitis A (1 injection)

4 years

  • Diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio (1 injection)
Aboriginal children
  • Hepatitis A (1 injection)
Aboriginal children and/or children with a medical risk condition
  • 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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