Pneumococcal disease is a rare but serious disease that can cause significant illness, disability and death. These vaccines are funded under the National Immunisation Program. Australia-wide, give children 1 dose of 13vPCV at age 2 months, 4 months and 12 months. Australia-wide, give all children who have a medical condition that increases their risk of invasive pneumococcal disease 1 dose of 13vPCV at age 2 months, 4 months, 6 months and 12 months (or later, depending on age of diagnosis), plus 23vPPV at 4–5 years. In Western Australia, Northern Territory, South Australia and Queensland, give Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children living in these states and territories 1 dose of 13vPCV at age 2 months, 4 months, 6 months and 12 months. See the Australian Immunisation Handbook for more details.
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- 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine
- 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine
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