In Australia, the National Immunisation Program provides free immunisations for babies and children. The first is scheduled just after birth and then at regular intervals – 2 months (although can be given as early as 6 weeks), 4 months, 6 months, 12 months, 18 months and 4 years. There are also programs in place for the school age child and teenager. Check with your Child and Family Health Nurse or doctor if you are in doubt about when your baby’s next immunisation is due.
The National Immunisation Program is updated regularly. For the latest information, go to: www.immunise.health.gov.au (click on National Immunisation Program Schedule) for the latest information or check with your child health nurse or doctor if you are in doubt about when your baby's next immunisation is due.
Chapter 4 Your Child's Health