Free Vaccines Supplied by Department of Health, Tasmania

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Vaccine (Antigen)

Indications For Use

Vaccine (Antigen)

Indications For Use

Act-HIB®

(HIB)

18 months

Catch up to <5 years

Asplenia/hyposplenia*

Infanrix Hexa®

(DTPa/Hib/Hep B/IPV)

2, 4 and 6 months

Catch-up for <10 years

Tripacel®or Infanrix® (DTPa)

18 months

Catch-up for <10 years

Infanrix IPV® or Quadracel® (DTPa/IPV)

4 years

Catch-up for <10 years

Adacel® or Boostrix®

(dTpa)

Pregnant women in the third trimester

(from 20-32 weeks gestation)

Boostrix®

(dTpa)

Year 7 school program (12-13 years)

Catch-up for 10 to <20 years

Catch-up for refugees and humanitarian entrants ≥20 years

Gardasil®9

(HPV)

Year 7 school program (12-13 years)

Catch-up for <20 years

H-B Vax II 0.5ml®

(Hep B Paediatric)

Birth dose (within 7 days of birth)

12 months only if born < 32 weeks gestation or <2000g

Catch-up for <20 years  (if aged 11-15 years, can have adult HB Vax II

2 dose schedule)

HB Vax II®

(Hep B Adult)

Catch-up for 11-15 years (2 doses)

Catch-up for refugees and humanitarian entrants ≥20 years

Engerix-B Paediatric®

(Hep B)

High risk groups only

See Tas Vaccine Ordering home screen or DoH website for eligibility

Catch up for10 to <20 years (if aged

11-15 years, can have adult Engerix-B)

Engerix-B Adult®

(Hep B)

High risk groups only

See Tas Vaccine Ordering home screen or DoH website for eligibility

Catch up for 11-15 years (2 doses)

Catch up for ≥20 years

Afluria Quad®

(Influenza)

Over 5 years only

Pregnant women (all trimesters)

Funded for people aged 5 to <65 who are at increased risk of complications from severe influenza infection

FluQuadri®

(Influenza)

Children aged 6 months to <5 years

Pregnant women (all trimesters)

Also funded for people aged 5 to < 65 who are at increased risk of complications from severe influenza infection

Fluarix Tetra®

(Influenza)

Children aged 6 months to <5 years

Pregnant women (all trimesters)

Also funded for people aged 5 to <65 years who are at increased risk of complications from severe influenza infection

FluadQuad®

(Influenza) 

65 years and older

Vaxigrip Tetra®

(Influenza)

Children aged 6 months to <5 years

Pregnant women (all trimesters)

Also funded for people aged 5 to < 65 who are at increased risk of complications from severe influenza infection

Priorix® or M-M-R II®

(MMR)

12 months

Catch-up for <20 years

Catch-up for refugees and humanitarian entrants ≥20 years

Priorix-Tetra®or ProQuad®

(MMRV)

18 months

Catch-up for <14 years

M-M-R II®

(MMR)

State funded measles program

People born during or after 1966 without documented evidence of 2 measles vaccines or serological evidence of immunity

Infants aged 6 to 12 months travelling overseas

Bexsero®

(Men B)

For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children ≤2 years

Also funded for people with specified medical risk conditions (see AIH), including:

Asplenia/hyposplenia*

Complement deficiency*

People undergoing treatment with eculizumab*

NeisVac-C®

(Men C)

Catch-up for < 20 years

Nimenrix®

(Men ACWY)

12 months

People with specified medical risk conditions (see AIH), including:

Asplenia/hyposplenia*

Complement deficiency*

People undergoing treatment with eculizumab*

Prevenar 13®

(13vPCV)

2, 4, and 12 months

6months only if specified medical risk conditions and/or babies <28 weeks gestation

Catch-up for <5 years

Aboriginal people at 50 years (who have not received a previous dose)

Adults 70 years and over

Asplenia/hyposplenia*

Pneumovax 23®

(23vPPV)

4 years only if specified medical risk conditions (second dose at least 5 years later)

Aboriginal adults >50yrs (who have not received previous doses)

People

People with conditions that increase their risk of pneumococcal disease. The NIP funds some but not all medical risk conditions (see AIH)

IPOL®

(Poliomyelitis)

Catch-up for <20 years

Catch-up for refugees and humanitarian entrants ≥ 20 years

Rotarix®

(Rotavirus – oral vaccine)

2 and 4 months

No catch-up for this vaccine outside this age group

Varivax®

(Varicella - chickenpox)

Catch-up for < 20 years*

Catch-up for refugees and humanitarian entrants ≥ 20 years*

(*2 doses >14years)

Zostavax®

(Shingles)

Adults 70 Years

A single catch-up dose is funded for adults 71-79 years until 31 October 2021

Note: Vaccines required for travel purposes are not funded by DoH Tasmania

*NIP funds vaccines for people of all ages with specified medical conditions - for dosing refer to the Australian Immunisation Handbook (AIH)

June 2020