Adult and Child Immunisation Schedule

Adult and Child Immunisation Schedule

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Immunisation Program - Tasmania

AGEVACCINE (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 * predisposing medical conditions

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 – 64 years * predisposing medical conditions

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

4 years

Infanrix IPV (DTPa/IPV)

* only if predisposing medical conditions

Pneumovax 23 (23vPPV)

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

Pneumovax 23 (23vPPV) (c)

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

70 years New

Zostavax (shingles)

71 – 79 years New

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

State Funded Immunisation Program - Tasmania

Third trimester of pregnancy (preferably 28–32 weeks)Adacel (dTpa)
 Groups at high risk for Hepatitis B Engerix-B (Hep B) (d)

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

SCHOOL YEARVACCINE (ANTIGEN)
 Year 7

Boostrix (dTpa)

Gardasil (HPV) (3 doses at 0, 2 and 6 months or 0, 1 and 4 months

Year 10, 11 and 12 (aged 15-19 years)Menactra (Men ACWY)
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. See the Australian Immunisation Handbook for further information on At Risk Groups.

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

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

For further information contact DHHS Public 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.au

Updated August 2017