Free Vaccines Supplied by DHHS Tasmania and their Indication for Use

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Vaccine (Antigen)

Indications For Use

Vaccine (Antigen)

Indications For Use

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®

(dTpa)

Pregnant women in the third trimester

(from 28 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®

(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 DHHS 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 DHHS website for eligibility

Catch up for 11-15 years (2 doses)

Catch up for ≥ 20 years

FluQuadri® Junior

(Influenza 6mths to < 3 years)

6 months to <3 years for

children at increased risk of complications from severe influenza infection and all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children

Fluarix Tetra®

(Influenza ≥ 3 years)

All Aboriginal and Torres strait Islander children 3-5 years and those >15 years

All people at increased risk of complications from severe influenza infection

All pregnant women (all trimesters)

All people 65 years and older

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 less <14 years

NeisVac-C®

(Men C)

Catch-up for < 20 years

Menitorix®

(Hib/Men C)

12 months

Catch-up for < 20 years

Prevenar 13®

(13vPCV)

2, 4, and 6 months

12 months only if predisposing medical condition and/or babies <28 weeks gestation

Catch-up for < 5 years

Pneumovax 23®

(23vPPV)

4 - 5 years with underlying medical condition includes born < 28 weeks gestation

15- 49 years for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with underlying medical condition

≥50 years for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

≥65 years

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

Varilrix® or 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 DHHS Tasmania

Updated 21 July 2017