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Immunisation schedule Victoria

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In Victoria, from June 2015 , the routine schedule of vaccines provided free under the National Immunisation Program is as follows.

Immunisation schedule Victoria from June 2015

Age / School Year Disease Vaccine brand Notes
Birth

Hepatitis B

H-B-Vax II Paediatric

Give within 7 days of birth - preferably within 24 hours of birth
2 months
Can be given from 6 weeks of age

Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, hepatitis B, poliomyelitis, Haemophilus influenzae type b

Pneumococcal

Rotavirus 

Infanrix hexa

Prevenar 13

RotaTeq

 
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

ProQuad (supplied from July 2015)

Prior chickenpox infection is not a contra-indication to chickenpox vaccination
4 years
Can be given from 3 years and 6 months of age

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

12-13 years or
Year 7
Secondary school

Chickenpox

Human papillomavirus

Varivax / Varilrix

Gardasil

Prior chickenpox infection is not a contradication to chickenpox vaccination

 

12-16 years or
Year 7-10

Secondary school

Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis

Boostrix

From 2016 this program will be offered only at 12-13 years or in Year 7 Secondary school
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people  
6 months to under
5 years
Influenza Influenza Influenza vaccine annually

From 15 years

Influenza

Influenza Influenza vaccine annually

From 50 years

 Pneumococcal Pneumovax 23 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

Influenza
Do not give CSL's Fluvax brand to children <5 years of age and do not use in children 5 to 9 years of age unless there is no alternative brand available

Annually

In children aged 6 months to less than 9 years, 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

Influenza

Influenza

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 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 current edition The Australian Immunisation Handbook

Aged less than 65 years
With underlying medical risk factors

Pneumococcal

Pneumovax 23

See current edition The Australian Immunisation Handbook

Vaccine is not funded for this group

Victorian immunisation programs

Program

Disease

Vaccine brand

Notes

Whooping cough vaccine for pregnant women and their partners Diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis Boostrix
  • pregnant women from 28 weeks gestation during every pregnancy
  • partners of women who are at least 28 weeks pregnant if the partner has not received a pertussis booster in the last ten years
  • parents/guardians of babies born on or after 1 June 2015, if their baby is under six months of age and they have not received a pertussis booster in the last ten years
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 current edition The Australian Immunisation Handbook

Vulnerable citizens National Immunisation Program National Immunisation Program Eligible for NIP vaccines plus some catch-up. See the Free vaccine Victoria - Criteria for eligibility
Rabies vaccine for eligible people at risk Rabies As supplied
  • Volunteer handler of Australian bats in Victoria for the primary course
  • Post exposure prophylaxis

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Current schedule:

  Immunisation schedule Victoria from June 2015

  Enhanced Immunisation schedule Victoria June 2015

Previous schedules:

  Immunisation schedule Victoria from March 2015

  Enhanced Immunisation schedule Victoria March 2015

  Immunisation schedule Victoria from January 2015

  Enhanced Immunisation schedule Victoria January 2015

  Immunisation schedule Victoria from February 2014

  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 2002 to September 2003

  Australian Standard Vaccination Schedule 2000-2002

  Australian Standard Vaccination Schedule Nov. 1996

  NHMRC Standard Childhood Vaccination Schedule Aug. 1994

  NHMRC Childhood Immunisation Schedule 1991

  NHMRC Childhood Immunisation Schedule 1986

  NHMRC Childhood Immunisation Schedule 1982

  NHMRC Childhood Immunisation Schedule 1975