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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children are at increased risk of serious diseases and get extra vaccines for free through the National Immunisation Program. All these vaccines are funded under the National Immunisation Program unless otherwise noted. At birth, children get vaccines for hepatitis B and BCG (for neonates living in high TB incidence areas in NT, Qld and northern SA, funded by states and territories). At 2 months and 4 months of age, children get vaccines for DTPa, hepB, IPV, Hib, 13vPCV and rotavirus. At 6 months of age, children get vaccines for DTPa, hepB, IPV, Hib, and 13vPCV for children living in NT, Qld, SA and WA. At 12 months of age, children get vaccines for MMR, MenACWY, 13vPCV, and hepatitis A for children living in NT, Qld, SA and WA. At 18 months of age, children get vaccines for MMRV, DTPa, Hib, and hepatitis A for children living in NT, Qld, SA and WA. At 4–5 years of age, children get vaccines for DTPa-IPV, and 23vPPV for children who are medically at risk. Children aged 6 months to <5 years get an influenza vaccine every year. 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