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Queensland immunisation schedule

November 2016 Queensland immunisation schedule

Schedule updates:

Additional immunisation programs:

November 2016 Queensland immunisation schedule

These routine immunisations are recommended and funded for Queensland children and adults. Refer to the Australian Immunisation Handbook for the latest information.

Different brands of the same vaccines will be used in the schedule.

Additional vaccines are funded for:

A printable poster of the National Immunisation Program Schedule Queensland (PDF, 2.24MB) is available for clinicians to download.

BirthHepatitis BHBVaxII (paediatric)TM

2, 4 & 6 months
(Vaccines due at 2 months can be given from 6 weeks of age)

4 & 6 month vaccinations should be given at 4 & 6 months

Hepatitis B, diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough (pertussis), Haemophilus influenzae type b, polio (poliomyelitis)

Pneumococcal disease


Infanrix hexaTM

Prevenar 13TM


12 months

Haemophilus influenzae type b, meningococcal C

Measles, mumps, rubella


PriorixTM or M-M-R IITM

18 months

Measles, mumps, rubella, chickenpox (varicella)

Diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough (pertussis)

Priorix TetraTM or ProQuadTM

InfanrixTM or TripacelTM

4 years

Diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough (pertussis), polio (poliomyelitis)

Infanrix IPVTM

Year 7
(available through School Immunisation Program)

Human papillomavirus

Diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough (pertussis)



Adults (over 65 years)


Pneumococcal disease


Pneumovax 23TM

Adults 70 yearsHerpes zosterZostavax

Medically at-risk children



12 monthsPneumococcal disease*Prevenar 13TM
4 yearsPneumococcal disease*Pneumovax 23TM

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

*Refer to Conditions associated with an increased risk of invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) in current Australian Immunisation Handbook.

#All Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children aged 6 months to  less than 5 years of age are eligible to receive influenza vaccine  annually.

BirthTuberculosis (BCG) BCG
From 6 months to less than 5 years of age

(Do not administer Seqirus Fluvax® to this age group)

Refer to Annual Influenze Program below
12 monthsHepatitis AVaqta PaediatricTM
18 months

Hepatitis A

Pneumococcal disease

Vaqta PaediatricTM

Prevenar 13TM

Adults (15 to 65 years)


Pneumococcal disease


*Pneumovax 23TM

Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B vaccination is funded for:

  • low-birth weight preterm newborn infants (<2000g) and/or infants born at <32 weeks gestation (irrespective of weight),  who should receive a booster of a hepatitis B-containing vaccine at 12 months of age
  • household or other close (household-like) contacts of people with hepatitis B
  • sexual contacts of people with hepatitis B
  • migrants (who have a Medicare card) from hepatitis B endemic countries (if non-immune/not previously vaccinated)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people (if non-immune/not previously vaccinated)
  • people with chronic liver disease and/or hepatitis C
  • people who inject drugs.

Hepatitis B vaccine is recommended (but not funded) for other individuals who may be at risk of hepatitis B. Refer to the Australian Immunisation Handbook for further details.

Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccine

Two doses of MMR containing vaccine are recommended for all children. The first dose should be given at 12 months of age as MMR vaccine. The second dose should be given at 18 months of age as MMRV vaccine.

Do not give MMRV vaccine as the first dose of MMR containing vaccine in children less than 4 years of age.

People born during or since 1966 who have not already received 2 doses of a measles-containing vaccine should also be vaccinated.

Annual influenza program

Queensland Health coordinates the National Influenza Immunisation Program for eligible groups across the state.

National Shingles Vaccination Program

The National Shingles Vaccination Program commences in November 2016 for adults 70 years of age, with a single catch-up dose funded for adults aged 71 to 79 years until 2021.

No Jab, No Pay

Free catch-up vaccines are provided only for people under 20 years of age whose families are currently receiving family assistance payments. This program will finish in December 2017.

HPV vaccinations are not included in this program.

Whooping cough vaccination for pregnant women

Vaccination is recommended with each pregnancy to provide maximum protection for newborn babies. This includes pregnancies which are close together (e.g. less than 2 years).

The Australian Immunisation Handbook recommends vaccination of pregnant women early in the third trimester (between 28 and 32 weeks), but it can be given any time during the last 3 months of pregnancy.

Meningococcal ACWY Vaccination Program

The Queensland Government is offering free meningococcal ACWY vaccination to all:

  • Year 10 students through the School Immunisation Program from term 2, 2017
  • people aged between 15 to 19 years through their doctor or immunisation provider from June 2017 until May 2018.
Last updated: 1 March 2017