Changes to the 2018 National Immunisation Program (NIP) will come into effect on 1 July 2018. The following information will assist in preparations for the schedule changes.
Schedule changes from 1 July 2018
|Diseases covered||Previous schedule||Schedule from 1 July 2018|
|Meningococcal C and Haemophilus influenzaetype b (Hib) ||Menitorix® at 12 months |
Nimenrix®- Meningococcal ACWY vaccine at 12 months
ActHIB®- Hib vaccine at 18 months
|Pneumococcal || |
Prevenar®13 at 2*, 4 & 6 months
*can be given from 6 weeks
Prevenar®13 at 2*, 4 and 12 months
Note: Medically at risk children will continue to receive Prevenar®13 vaccine at 2*, 4, 6 and 12 months
Pre-allocation of Nimenrix® and vaccine ordering
A pre- allocation of Nimenrix stock will be sent to high volume providers (Councils, Aboriginal and Community Health Services and most GP's) late June to ensure new stock is available for the schedule change prior to the 1 July start date.
Order small quantities of stock for catch-up use only when you place your next routine order on the Government vaccine order form.
In mid-December order stock for routine administration to all children at 18 months of age from 1 January 2019.
|Prevenar®13 ||The schedule point change should not require any change to current ordering.|
Discard all Menitorix stock on 1 July to avoid errors by inadvertently giving it to a child.
Updated Victorian resources
Reviewed 27 June 2018