These vaccines are in addition to the vaccines recommended for all Australians, or those recommended in particular medical, occupational, behavioural or other risk groups.

Vaccine

Recommendation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

BCG

  • Neonates living in areas of high tuberculosis incidence in the Northern Territory, Queensland and northern South Australia
  • 1 dose

Hepatitis A

  • Children living in the Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia
  • 2 doses before 5 years of age, with the first dose in the 2nd year of life

Hepatitis B

  • Non-vaccinated and non-immune adults

Influenza

  • All people aged ≥6 months
  • Annual vaccination

MenACWY and MenB (meningococcal)

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 2 months to 19 years

13vPCV (pneumococcal conjugate)

  • Children living in the Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia (3-dose primary course with a booster dose in second year of life [extra dose at 6 months of age])
  • All adults aged ≥50 years (1 dose)

23vPPV (pneumococcal polysaccharide)

  • Children living in the Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia – 2 doses (1 dose at 4 years of age and a 2nd dose at least 5 years later)
  • All adults aged ≥50 years – 2 doses (1 dose 12 months after the 13vPCV dose and 2nd dose at least 5 years later)
Last updated: 
3 June 2020
Last reviewed: 
3 June 2020

Definitions

BCG
bacille Calmette-Guérin
13vPCV
13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine
23vPPV
23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine