Immunsiations are a vital part of your baby's health schedule.

Immunsiations are a vital part of your baby's health schedule.

Below is the most recent schedule for the National Immunisation Program, updated July 1, 2013. (You may also be interested in our article on what each vaccination covers, and how combined vaccines work.)

Birth

  • Hepatitis B

2 months 

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

4 months

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

6 months

  • HepatitisB, diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis (whooping cough), Haemophilus influenzae type b, inactivated poliomyelitis (polio) (hepB-DTPa-Hib-IPV)
  • Pneumococcal conjugate (13vPCV)
  • Rotavirus (third dose of vaccine is dependent on vaccine brand used; ask your doctor for details) 

12 months

  • Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)
  • Meningococcal C (MenCCV)
  • Measles,mumps and rubella (MMR)

18 months

  • Measles, mumps, rubella and varicella (chickenpox) (MMRV)

4 years

  • Diphtheria, tetanus, acellularpertussis (whooping cough) and inactivatedpoliomyelitis (polio)(DTPa-IPV)
  • Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR)(to be givenonly if MMRV vaccine was not given at 18months)

For the schedule for older children and those at risk, visit the National Immunisation Program Schedule page on the Department of Health and Ageing website.