What's new?

July 2014

Improvements will be made to the way some PBS medicines are processed under the Highly Specialised Drugs Programme from 1 July 2015.

Current Immunisation Schedule

The National Immunisation Program (NIP) Schedule (0 - 4 Years)

Valid from 1 July 2013

Age Disease immunised against
Birth Hepatitis B
2 months Diphtheria
Tetanus
Pertussis
Polio
Hib
Hepatitis B
Pneumococcal
Rotavirus
4 months Diphtheria
Tetanus
Pertussis
Polio
Hib
Hepatitis B
Pneumococcal
Rotavirus
6 months Diphtheria
Tetanus
Pertussis
Polio
Hib (refer to note 1)
Hepatitis B (or at 12 months)
Pneumococcal
Rotavirus (refer to note 2)
12 months Measles
Mumps
Rubella
Hib
Hepatitis B (or at 6 months)
Meningococcal C
18 months Measles
Mumps
Rubella
Varicella
Pneumococcal (refer to note 3)
4 years Diphtheria
Tetanus
Pertussis
Polio
Measles (refer to note 4)
Mumps(refer to note 4)
Rubella (refer to note 4)

Note:

  1. Four doses of Hib vaccine are due at 2, 4, 6 and 12 months of age when 'PRP-T Hib' containing vaccine is used.
  2. Three doses of Rotavirus vaccine are due at 2, 4 and 6 months of age when RotaTeq vaccine is used.
  3. Four doses of Pneumococcal vaccine are due at 2, 4, 6 and 18 months of age when Synflorix vaccine is used.
  4. MMR vaccine is only to be given at 4 years if MMRV vaccine was not given at 18 months.

Last updated: 1 July, 2013