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National Immunisation Program Schedule

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


Immunisation Program (NIP) Schedule

The current National Immunisation Program (NIP) Schedule outlines the recommended vaccines by age group which are funded by the Immunise Australia Program. States and territories may choose whatever combination of vaccines from those listed on the National Health Act (1953) Determination 2011 (Immunisation Program – Designated Vaccines) as best suits the needs of geographic and demographic conditions.
For more information about: If you have any further questions about the National Immunisation Program (NIP) Schedule, please talk to your doctor or immunisation provider.

PDF printable version of the National Immunisation Program Schedule

NATIONAL IMMUNISATION PROGRAM SCHEDULE
As at May 2012

Child programs

Birth

2 months

4 months

6 months

12 months

18 months

4 years

School programs


10-13 years

12-13 years

10-17 years

Immunisation for special groups


6 months and over – at risk individuals

12 months – at risk individuals

12-24 months

4 years – at risk individuals

15 years and over

50 years and over

Pregnant Women

65 years and over

Footnotes to the National Immunisation Program (NIP) Schedule
aHepatitis 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.
bThird dose of vaccine is dependent on vaccine brand used. Contact your state or territory health department for details.
cContact your state or territory health department for details.
dThese vaccines are for one cohort only within this age range, and should only be given if there is no prior history of disease or vaccination. Dose schedules may vary between jurisdictions.
eThis vaccine is for one cohort only within this age range. Contact your state or territory health department for details.
fMedical 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.
gPneumococcal vaccination at 12 months for: children with medical conditions placing them at risk of serious complications; and all infants born at less than 28 weeks gestation.
hHepatitis B vaccination at 12 months of age is for children born less than 32 weeks gestation or weigh less than 2000 grams at birth.
iTwo doses of hepatitis A vaccine are required for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children living in areas of high risk (Queensland, Northern Territory, Western Australia and South Australia). Contact your state or territory health department for details.

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