Immunisation info for children...

Immunisation Coalition

The Childhood National Immunisation Program schedule changes on 1 July 2018

12 Months

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

18 Months

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.

Have questions?


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.

Immunisation schedule

Page Published: 7 March 2017 | Page Updated: 20 May 2020