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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- 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Printed content may be out of date.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.