Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children living in these states and territories are recommended to receive 2 doses of monovalent hepatitis A vaccine:

  • the Northern Territory
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Western Australia

This is due to the increased risk for hepatitis A in this population.1 See Epidemiology.

These children should receive:

  • 1st dose at 18 months of age
  • 2nd dose at 4 years of age

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children <10 years of age who have not received hepatitis A vaccine at the recommended schedule points may need extra doses of vaccine and/or an alternative schedule.

See Catch-up vaccination for more details, including minimum intervals between doses.

Page history

Last updated: 
3 June 2020
Last reviewed: 
3 June 2020