ATSI Adult and Child Schedule

ATSI Adult and Child Schedule

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Immunisation Program

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Adult and Child Immunisation Schedule

AGE

VACCINE (ANTIGEN)

Birth (within 7 days of birth)

HB Vax II 0.5 mL (Hep B) Paediatric

2 months (may be given from 6 weeks, but not earlier)

Infanrix Hexa (DTPa/Hib/Hep B/IPV)

Prevenar 13 (13vPCV)

Rotarix (Rotavirus – oral vaccine) refer to Handbook for age limits

4 months (if child received previous doses at 6 weeks, current recommendation is to vaccinate at 4 months, but not earlier)

Infanrix Hexa (DTPa/Hib/Hep B/IPV)

Prevenar 13 (13vPCV)

Rotarix (Rotavirus – oral vaccine) refer to Handbook for age limits

6 months

Infanrix Hexa (DTPa/Hib/Hep B/IPV)

* only if predisposing medical conditions and/or babies  <28 weeks gestation

Prevenar 13 (13vPCV)

6 months – < 3 years

FluQuadri Junior (influenza) (a)

12 months

Priorix or M-M-R II (MMR)

Nimenrix (Men ACWY) NEW

Prevenar 13 (13vPCV) NEW

* only babies <32 weeks gestation or <2000g birth weight

HB Vax II (Hep B) Paediatric

18 months

Priorix-Tetra or ProQuad (MMRV) (b)

Tripacel or Infanrix (DTPa)

Act-HIB (Hib) (h) NEW

3 years – < 5 years

FluQuadri (influenza) (a)

4 years

Infanrix IPV or Quadracel(DTPa/IPV)

* only if predisposing medical conditions

Pneumovax 23 (23vPPV)

5 – <15 years * if predisposing medical conditions

Fluarix Tetra or FluQuadri (influenza) (a)

15 - 49 years *if predisposing medical conditions

Pneumovax 23 (23vPPV)

15 years - 64 years

Fluarix Tetra or FluQuadri (a) or Afluria Quad (over 18 years only) (influenza)

50 years and older

Boostrix or Adacel (dTpa) – recommended but not funded

Pneumovax 23 (23vPPV) (c)

65 years and older

Boostrix or Adacel - recommended but not funded (d)

Fluzone High-Dose or Fluad (influenza)

70 years

Zostavax (shingles)

71 – 79 years

Zostavax (shingles) – catch-up program ceases 31 October 2021

Third trimester of pregnancy (preferably 28–32 weeks)

Adacel (dTpa)

Groups at high risk for Hepatitis B

Engerix-B (Hep B) (e)

Men who have sex with menAvaxim (Hep A) (f)

School Immunisation Program

(may be administered at GP practices if not received via a school program)

SCHOOL YEARVACCINE (ANTIGEN)

Year 7

Boostrix (dTpa)

Gardasil (9-valent HPV) 2 doses at 0 and 6 months (g)

National Immunisation Program Catch Up Vaccinations are free for all Australians under 20 years of age.

(a) Children under 9 years receiving influenza vaccine for the first time require a second dose 1 month after the first dose.

(b) Should not be given as the first dose of MMR vaccine to children <4 years of age.

(c) After 5 years a second dose of Pnuemovax 23 is only required if predisposing medical conditions exist.

(d) >65yrs if not received in the previous 10 years.

(e) See DHHS Public Health Services website for eligibility criteria.

(f) 2 doses required six months apart.

(g) 3 doses required >15yrs and certain medical conditions.

(h) Only required if Menitorix not given at 12 months of age.

* predisposing medical conditions – refer to the online edition of the Australian Immunisation Handbook 10th Edition

For further information contact Department of Health, Population Health Services – Communicable Diseases Prevention Unit
1800 671 738.

For further details refer to the online edition of the Australian Immunisation Handbook www.immunise.health.gov.auTED

Updated July 2018