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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- bacille Calmette-Guérin
- diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis vaccine
- inactivated poliomyelitis vaccine
- 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine
- Western Australia
- 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine
Printed content may be out of date. For up to date information, always refer to the digital version: https://immunisationhandbook.health.gov.au/resources/publications/vaccination-for-aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-children.