Adult and Child Immunisation Schedule

Adult and Child Immunisation Schedule

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Immunisation Program - Tasmania

AGE VACCINE (ANTIGEN)

Birth (within 7 days of birth)

HB Vax II (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)

Prevenar 13 (13vPCV)

6 months – <3 years (ALL children)

NEW

FluQuadri Junior (influenza) (a)

12 months

Priorix or M-M-R II (MMR)

Menitorix (Hib/Men C)

* only if predisposing medical conditions and/or babies

<28 weeks gestation

Prevenar 13 (13vPCV)

* 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)

3 years < 5 years (ALL children) NEW

FluQuadri (influenza) (a)

4 years

Infanrix IPV or Quadracel (DTPa/IPV)

* only if predisposing medical conditions

Pneumovax 23 (23vPPV)

5 – 64 years * predisposing medical conditions

Fluarix Tetra or FluQuadri (a) or Afluria Quad (over 18 yrs only) (Influenza)

5 – 64 years * predisposing medical conditions

Pneumovax 23 (23vPPV) – recommended but not funded

50 years and older

Boostrix or Adacel (dTpa) – recommended but not funded

65 years and older

NEW

Pneumovax 23 (23vPPV) (c)

Fluzone High Dose or Fluad (influenza)

Boostrix or Adacel (d) - recommended but not funded

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 BEngerix-B (Hep B) (d)

School Immunisation Program

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

SCHOOL YEAR VACCINE (ANTIGEN)
Year 7

Boostrix (dTpa)

Gardasil9 (9-valent HPV) (2 doses at 0 and 6 months (f)

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

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

For further information contact DHHS Public Health Services on 1800 671 738.

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

Updated April 2018