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Catch-up vaccination

Catch-up vaccination aims to provide optimal protection against disease as quickly as possible by completing a person’s recommended vaccination schedule in the shortest but most effective time frame.

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Last updated: 
8 March 2022
Last reviewed: 
8 March 2022
8 March 2022

Update to HIB catch-up schedule for children <5 years of age

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27 September 2021

Guidance on MenB vaccine intervals.

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3 June 2020

ATAGI Changes: Page - Update – Multiple changes

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20 September 2019

Editorial updates to reflect the closure of National HPV Vaccination Program Register and principles of catch-up vaccination.

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12 April 2019

Changes to catch-up recommendations for infants receiving MMR vaccines.

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Definitions

MMR
measles-mumps-rubella
PCR
polymerase chain reaction
DTPa
diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis vaccine
IPV
inactivated poliomyelitis vaccine
13vPCV
13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine
23vPPV
23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine
WA
Western Australia
MMRV
measles-mumps-rubella-varicella
PRP
polyribosylribitol phosphate
7vPCV
7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine
10vPCV
10-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine
Vic
Victoria
DTPw
diphtheria-tetanus-whole-cell pertussis vaccine
dTpa
diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis vaccine, reduced antigen content formulation
dT
diphtheria-tetanus vaccine for use in adults
ATAGI
Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation