Infants and children aged <5 years are recommended to receive 13vPCV
All children are recommended to receive 13vPCV in a 3-dose schedule at 2, 4 and 12 months of age.
Infants can receive their 1st dose of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine as early as 6 weeks of age. If the 1st dose is given at the age of 6 weeks, infants should still receive their next scheduled dose at 4 months of age.
Some Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, and infants and children with a risk condition(s) for pneumococcal disease need extra doses. See:
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
- People with medical risk factors
- Infographic. Pneumococcal vaccination for all Australians
For children aged >12 months who have not completed a full course of pneumococcal conjugate vaccines, the timing and number of further doses for catch-up vaccination depends on:
- the child’s age
- any previous doses they received
For recommendations, see Table. Catch-up schedule for 13vPCV for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children living in NSW, Vic, Tas or ACT, and all children who do not have risk condition(s) for pneumococcal disease, aged <5 years.
- 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine
Printed content may be out of date. For up to date information, always refer to the digital version: https://immunisationhandbook.health.gov.au/recommendations/infants-and-children-aged-5.