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Immunisation schedule Victoria

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In Victoria, from February 2014 , the routine schedule of vaccines provided free under the National Immunisation Program is as follows.

Immunisation schedule Victoria from February 2014

Age / School Year Disease Vaccine brand Notes
Birth
  • Hepatitis B
  • H-B-Vax II Paediatric
Give within 7 days of birth
2 months
  • Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, hepatitis B, poliomyelitis, Haemophilus influenzae type b
  • Pneumococcal
  • Rotavirus 
  • Infanrix hexa
  • Prevenar 13
  • RotaTeq
All vaccines can be given from 6 weeks of age
4 months
  • Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, hepatitis B, poliomyelitis, Haemophilus influenzae type b
  • Pneumococcal
  • Rotavirus 
  • Infanrix hexa
  • Prevenar 13
  • RotaTeq
 
6 months
  • Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, hepatitis B, poliomyelitis, Haemophilus influenzae type b
  • Pneumococcal
  • Rotavirus 
  • Infanrix hexa
  • Prevenar 13
  • RotaTeq
See increased risk category section
12 months
  • Measles, mumps, rubella
  • Haemophilus influenzae type b, meningococcal C
  • M-M-R II / Priorix
  • Menitorix
See increased risk category section
18 months
  • Measles, mumps, rubella, chickenpox
  • Priorix-Tetra
Prior chickenpox infection is not a contra-indication to chickenpox vaccination
4 years
  • Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio
  • Measles, mumps, rubella
  • Infanrix IPV
  • M-M-R II / Priorix
See increased risk category section

The 4-year-old MMR vaccine dose ends in December 2015

Can be given from 3 years and 6 months of age
12-13 years or Year 7
Secondary school
  • Chickenpox
  • Human papillomavirus
  • Varivax / Varilrix
  • Gardasil
  • Prior chickenpox infection is not a contradication to chickenpox vaccination
  • 3 dose course
14-15 years or Year 9
Secondary school
  • Human papillomavirus
  • Gardasil
  • 3 dose course (boys only)
15-16 years or Year 10
Secondary school
  • Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis
  • Boostrix
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  1. From 15 years
  2. From 50 years
 
 
  • Influenza
  • Pneumococcal
 
 
  • Fluarix/Fluvax/Vaxigrip
  • Pneumovax 23
 
 
  • Annually
  • See current edition The Australian Immunisation Handbook
50-59 years
  • Diphtheria, tetanus
  • ADT Booster 
 
From 65 years
  • Influenza
  • Pneumococcal
  • Fluarix/Fluvax/Vaxigrip
  • Pneumovax 23
  • Annually
  • See current edition The Australian Immunisation Handbook

Increased risk categories

Category Disease Vaccine brand Notes

From 6 months of age
With underlying medical risk factors

  • Influenza
  • Fluarix/Fluvax/Vaxigrip
    Do not give CSL's Fluvax brand to children <5 years of age and do not use in children 5 to 9 years unless there is no alternative brand available
  • Annually
    In children aged 6 months to 9 years inclusive, give 2 doses of influenza vaccine a minimum of 1 month apart, in the first year of administration. Give 0.25ml if <3 years of age
Pregnant women
At any stage of pregnancy
  • Influenza
  • Fluarix/Fluvax/Vaxigrip
  • At any stage of pregnancy

12 months of age premature babies
<32 weeks gestation or <2000g birth weight

  • Hepatitis B
  • H-B-Vax II Paediatric
  • Single booster dose
12 months of age
With underlying medical risk factors and/or <28 weeks gestation
  • Pneumococcal
  • Prevenar 13
  • Single booster dose
4-5 years of age
With underlying medical risk factors and/or <28 weeks gestation
  • Pneumococcal
  • Pneumovax 23
  • See the current edition The Australian Immunisation Handbook
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 15-49 years
With underlying medical risk factors
  • Pneumococcal
  • Pneumovax 23
  • See the current edition The Australian Immunisation Handbook
Aged less than 65 years
With underlying medical risk factors
  • Pneumococcal
  • Pneumovax 23
  • See the current edition The Australian Immunisation Handbook
  • Vaccine is not funded for this group

Victorian immunisation programs

Program

Disease

Vaccine brand

Notes

Women planning pregnancy or after delivery Rubella M-M-R II / Priorix Rubella non-immune women planning pregnancy or shortly after delivery
Hepatitis B vaccine for eligible people at risk Hepatitis B Energix B
Paediatric and adult formulations
  • Household contacts or sexual partners of people living with hepatitis B infection
  • People who inject drugs or are on opioid substitution therapy
  • People living with hepatitis C
  • Men who have sex with men
  • People living with HIV
  • Prisoners and remandees
  • People no longer in a custodial setting but who commenced but did not complete the vaccine course while in custody
  • See the current edition The Australian Immunisation Handbook

Refugees/asylum seekers/ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people National Immunisation Program National Immunisation Program Eligible for NIP vaccines plus some catch-up. See the Free vaccine Victoria - Criteria for eligibility

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Current schedule:

  Immunisation schedule Victoria from February 2014

Previous schedules:

  Immunisation schedule Victoria from January 2014

  Immunisation schedule Victoria from July 2013

  Immunisation schedule Victoria from January 2013

  National Immunisation Program schedule Victoria October 2012

  National Immunisation Program schedule Victoria July 2012

  National Immunisation Program schedule Victoria July 2011

  National immunisation program schedule for Victoria from 1 January 2010 to 30 June 2011

  National immunisation program schedule for Victoria from 1 March 2008 to 31 December 2009

  National immunisation program schedule for Victoria from July 2007 to 1 March 2008

  National immunisation program schedule for Victoria from November 2005 to July 2007

  National immunisation program schedule for Victoria from September 2003 to November 2005

  National immunisation program schedule for Victoria from December 2002to September 2003