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The NCIRS childhood immunisation schedule summarises immunisation recommendations for infants, children and adolescents in Australia. It includes childhood vaccinations funded under the National Immunisation Program (NIP) as well as other recommendations for children in accordance with The Australian Immunisation Handbook.
Occasionally, the ages at which some NIP vaccines are administered and the brand of vaccine used will vary among states and territories. Therefore it is important to also check the immunisation schedule for your area (refer to State and territory immunisation schedules).
The NCIRS adult immunisation schedule summarises immunisation recommendations for adults in Australia. It includes vaccines that are funded for adults under the NIP as well as other recommendations for adults in accordance with The Australian Immunisation Handbook.
Adults may require additional doses of certain vaccines to what is outlined in this schedule if they did not receive adequate vaccine doses during their childhood (either as a result of certain vaccines not being available at that time or due to later schedule changes).
The NIP schedule is a series of immunisations given at specific times throughout a person's life. The immunisations range from birth through adulthood. All vaccines listed in the NIP schedule are provided free by the federal government.
National Immunisation Program Schedule
There may be slight variations in the immunisation schedules of states and territories.
Australian Capital Territory
New South Wales
Access to BCG vaccination varies in different states and territories.
People who are planning to travel overseas may need some additional vaccines for protection against infectious diseases which they may be exposed to in those countries.
More information can be found at:
Travel doctor TMVC
Travel Medicine Alliance
Department of Health
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