Schedule

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Immunisation Schedule Queensland

To get the best protection, every vaccination should happen on its due date as outlined in the Immunisation Schedule Queensland below.

Updated April 2019.

Age
Disease
Routine childhood vaccination plus
Additional vaccines for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
Additional vaccines for medically at risk children*
Childhood vaccination
(also see influenza vaccine)
Birth
Disease

Hepatitis B (usually offered in hospital)a

2 months (can be given from 6 weeks of age)
Disease

Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), hepatitis B, polio, Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)

Disease

Pneumococcal

Disease

Rotavirusb

4 months
Disease

Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), hepatitis B, polio, Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)

Disease

Pneumococcal

Disease

Rotavirusb

6 months
Disease

Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), hepatitis B, polio, Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)

Additional
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children only:

Pneumococcal

Medically at risk children* only:

Pneumococcal

12 months
Disease

Meningococcal ACWY

Disease

Measles, mumps, rubella

Disease

Pneumococcal

Additional
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children only:

Hepatitis A

18 months
Disease

Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)

Disease

Measles, mumps, rubella, varicella (chickenpox)

Disease

Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough)

Additional
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children only:

Hepatitis A

4 years
Disease

Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), poli

Additional
Medically at risk children* only:

Pneumococcal

Adolescent vaccination
(also see influenza vaccine)
12-<13 years (School programsd)
Disease

Human papillomavirus (HPV)e

Disease

Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough)

14-<16 years (School programsd)
Disease

Meningococcal ACWY

Adult vaccination
(also see influenza vaccine)
15 to 49 years
Additional
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children only:

Pneumococcal

50 years and over
Additional
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children only:

Pneumococcal

65 years and over
Disease

Pneumococcal

70-79 years
Disease

Shingles (herpes zoster)

Pregnant wome
Disease

Pertussis (whooping cough)g

Disease

Influenzah

Funded annual influenza vaccinationh
Disease

6 months and over with certain medical risk factorsc
All Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 6 months and over
65 years and over
Pregnant women

a Hepatitis B vaccine: Should be given to all infants as soon as practicable after birth. The greatest benefit is if given within 24 hours, and must be given within 7 days.
b Rotavirus vaccine: First dose must be given by 14 weeks of age, the second dose by 24 weeks of age.
c Refer to the current edition of The Australian Immunisation Handbook for all medical risk factors.
d Contact your state or territory health service for school grades eligible for vaccination.
e Observe Gardasil®9 dosing schedules by age and at-risk conditions. 2 doses: 9 to <15 years—6 months mininimum interval. 3 doses: ≥15 years and/or have certain medical conditions —0, 2 and 6 month schedule. Only 2 doses funded on the NIP unless 12-13 year old has certain medical risk factors.
f All people aged 70 years old, with a five year catch-up program for people aged 71 –79 years old until 31 October 2021.
g Single dose recommended each pregnancy, ideally between 20–32 weeks, but may be given up until delivery.
h Refer to annual influenza information for recommended vaccine brand for age.

Find out more about the Immunisation Schedule Queensland.

Immunise Australia Program

* Refer to Conditions associated with an increased risk of invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) in current Australian Immunisation Handbook.