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This schedule summarises immunisation recommendations for non-Indigenous people in Australia. It includes vaccinations funded under the National Immunisation Program (NIP) as well as other recommendations in accordance with the Australian Immunisation Handbook.
Occasionally, the ages at which some NIP vaccines are administered and the brand of vaccine used vary between states and territories. Therefore it is important to also check the immunisation schedule for your area.
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).
This schedule summarises immunisation recommendations for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in the ACT, NSW, VIC and TAS based on age and pregnancy status in accordance with the Australian Immunisation Handbook.
This schedule summarises immunisation recommendations for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in the NT, QLD, SA and WA based on age and pregnancy status in accordance with the Australian Immunisation Handbook.
This table summaries immunisation recommendations for people with a medical or other risk factors for certain vaccine preventable diseases in accordance with the Australian Immunisation Handbook.
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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