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:
The Department of Health and Aged Care acknowledges First Nations peoples as the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia, and their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures, and to all Elders both past and present.