Recommended Childhood Vaccination Schedule

By March 1, 2016News

Why Should You Vaccinate

Vaccine-preventable diseases are still common in many countries. With increased travel and immigration the risks are real.

Babies are vulnerable to serious and life-threatening diseases, this is why we aim to protect babies as early in life as possible.

Therefore it is important that your baby be fully immunised within the first 6 months of life. In Australia, babies start receiving vaccines at birth and again at 6 weeks, 4 months and 6 months of age.

Due dates are important

To be fully protected against preventable diseases, your child will require a full course (often more than 1 dose) of vaccines at critical times.

For the best protection, vaccinations need to occur on time. ‘On time’ means on (or as close as possible to) the due date in accordance with the National Immunisation Program Schedule Queensland. The schedule below, outlines the ages at which your child should be vaccinated to get the earliest and best protection against vaccine-preventable disease.

Vaccination Reminders

The Qld Government has launched a helpful new reminder system for your Mobile device called Vaccidate. Through the use of this app, parents are able to easily access and manage their children’s immunisation schedule, receive reminders on their phone for the next appointment and store a record of vaccinations received for each child.

Click here to download the Vaccidate App

 

Age Recommended Immunisations
Vaccine
Birth Hepatitis B HBVaxII (paediatric)TM
2 months
(can be given from 6 weeks of age)
Hepatitis B, diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough (pertussis)
Haemophilus influenzae type b, polio (poliomyelitis), pneumococcal disease, rotavirus
Infanrix hexaTM
Prevenar 13TM
RotaTeqTM
4 months Hepatitis B, diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough (pertussis),
Haemophilus influenzae type b, polio (poliomyelitis), pneumococcal disease, rotavirus
Infanrix hexaTM
Prevenar 13TM
RotaTeqTM
6 months Hepatitis B, diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough (pertussis),
Haemophilus influenzae type b, polio (poliomyelitis), pneumococcal disease, rotavirus
Infanrix hexaTM
Prevenar 13TM
RotaTeqTM
12 months Haemophilus influenzae type b, meningococcal C, measles, mumps, rubella MenitorixTM
PriorixTM or M-M-R IITM
18 months Measles, mumps, rubella, chickenpox (varicella) Priorix TetraTM
4 years
(can be given at 3 years and 6 months)
Diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough (pertussis), polio (poliomyelitis)

Measles, mumps, rubella (if child has not already had 2 doses of measles-mumps-rubella containing vaccine)

Infanrix IPVTM

PriorixTM or M-M-R IITM

Year 7 and Year 8
(available through School Immunisation Program)
Human papillomavirus, chickenpox (varicella), diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough (pertussis) GardasilTM
VarilrixTM or VarivaxTM
BoostrixTM
15-65 Years

Adults (over 65 years)

Influennza

Influenza, pneumococcal disease

Influenza Pneumovax
 *The above  schedule has been taken from the Qld Health Immunization Schedule Guidelines (www.health.qld.gov.au/clinical-practice/guidelines-procedures/diseases-infection/immunisation/schedule/default.asp) *