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:

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.

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Last updated: 
27 May 2020
Last reviewed: 
27 May 2020

Definitions

13vPCV
13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine