The Childhood National Immunisation Program schedule changes on 1 July 2018
New: Meningococcal ACWY vaccine replacing meningococcal C vaccine
Change in timing: Pneumococcal vaccine now a booster at 12 months (was 6 months)
No change: Measles, mumps, rubella vaccine
Change in timing: Hib–Haemophilus influenzae type b vaccine now a booster at 18 months (was 12 months)
No change: Measles, mumps, rubella and chickenpox vaccine, diphtheria, tetanus, and whooping cough vaccine
Your child’s due date for their next immunisations has not changed.
Make an appointment with your GP or other vaccination provider
Call 1800 671 811 for the National Immunisation Program Information Line
Immunisation is still the safest and most effective way to protect our children from harmful infectious diseases.
Page published: 7 March 2017
Page reviewed: 20 May 2020