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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children are at increased risk of serious diseases and can get extra vaccines for free through the National Immunisation Program.

Birth: Hepatitis B, BCG – neonates living in high-TB incidence areas in NT, Qld and northern SA (funded by states and territories)

2 months: DTPa-hepB-IPV-Hib, 13vPCV, Rotavirus, MenB

4 months: DTPa-hepB-IPV-Hib, 13vPCV, Rotavirus, MenB

6 months: DTPa-hepB-IPV-Hib, 13vPCV – children living in NT, Qld, SA and WA

6 months to less than 5 years: influenza every year

12 months: MMR, MenACWY, MenB, 13vPCV

18 months: MMRV, DTPa, Hib, Hepatitis A – children living in NT, Qld, SA and WA

4–5 years: DTPa-IPV, 23vPPV – children living in NT, Qld, SA and WA (plus a 2nd dose of 23vPPV at least 5 years later), Hepatitis A – children living in NT, Qld, SA and WA

All these vaccines are funded under the National Immunisation Program unless otherwise noted.

See the Australian Immunisation Handbook for more details.

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Vaccination for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children

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Definitions

BCG
bacille Calmette-Guérin
DTPa
diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis vaccine
IPV
inactivated poliomyelitis vaccine
13vPCV
13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine
WA
Western Australia
MMR
measles-mumps-rubella
MMRV
measles-mumps-rubella-varicella
23vPPV
23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine