National Immunisation Program Schedule

Understand what vaccinations your child needs and when they should receive them.

The following vaccines are provided free for children from birth to four years of age under the National Immunisation Program.

Age

Disease immunised against

Birth

Hepatitis B (hepB)

2 months

  • Hepatitis B, diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis (whooping cough), Haemophilus influenzae type b, inactivated poliomyelitis (polio) (hepB-DTPa-Hib-IPV)
  • Pneumococcal conjugate (13vPCV)
  • Rotavirus

4 months

  • Hepatitis B, diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis (whooping cough), Haemophilus influenzae type b, inactivated poliomyelitis (polio) (hepB-DTPa-Hib-IPV)
  • Pneumococcal conjugate (13vPCV)
  • Rotavirus

6 months

  • Hepatitis B, diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis (whooping cough), Haemophilus influenzae type b, inactivated poliomyelitis (polio) (hepB-DTPa-Hib-IPV)
  • Pneumococcal conjugate (13vPCV)

12 months

  • Haemophilus influenzae type b and meningococcal C (Hib-MenC)
  • Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR)

18 months

  • Diptheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis (whooping cough) (DTPa)
  • Measles, mumps, rubella and varicella (chickenpox) (MMRV)

4 years

  • Diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis (whooping cough) and inactivated poliomyelitis (polio) (DTPa-IPV)
  • Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) (to be given only if MMRV vaccine was not given at 18 months)

People at a higher risk of complications from vaccine preventable diseases can get additional vaccines on the National Immunisation Program Schedule.

For further details about specific vaccinations and the diseases they protect your children from – see the summary of Childhood Vaccine Preventable Diseases table

Page last updated: 11 Aug 2017