Please refer to the current online Australian Immunisation Handbook for the latest information.
The following routine immunisations are recommended and funded for Queensland children and adults. Additional vaccines are funded for:
A printable poster of the National Immunisation Program Schedule Queensland (PDF, 2.24MB) is available for clinicians to download.
|Birth||Hepatitis B||HBVaxII (paediatric)TM|
2, 4 & 6 months
4 & 6 month vaccinations should be given at 4 & 6 months
PriorixTM or M-M-R IITM
Priorix TetraTM or ProQuadTM
InfanrixTM or TripacelTM
Year 7 and Year 8
VarilrixTM or VarivaxTM
|Adults (over 65 years)||
|12 months||Pneumococcal disease||*Prevenar 13TM|
|4 years||Pneumococcal disease||*Pneumovax 23TM|
|From 6 months to less than 5 years of age||
|Refer to 2016 schedule changes below|
|12 months||Hepatitis A||Vaqta PaediatricTM|
|Adults (15 to 65 years)||
*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.
A diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis vaccination has been added to the schedule for children at 18 months of age. InfanrixTM and TripacelTM will both be supplied.
Please refer to the current Australian Immunisation Handbook for the most up to date information online.
The Queensland Health Immunisation Program provides funded vaccines for the following groups. Please refer to the current online Australian Immunisation Handbook for the latest information.
Please contact your local public health unit for further information.
Vaccination is recommended with each pregnancy to provide maximum protection for newborn babies. This includes pregnancies which are close together (e.g. less than two 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 three months of pregnancy.
Free catch-up vaccines are provided only for young persons less than 20 years of age whose families are currently receiving family assistance payments (Child Care Benefit, Child Care Rebate and Family Tax Benefit Part A end of year supplement). This is a time limited program and will cease in December 2017. Please refer to the commonwealth website.
School Immunisation Program vaccinations are not included in this time limited program.
Those eligible for funded influenza vaccination:
All pregnant women.
Persons born during or since 1966 who have not already received 2 doses of a measles-containing vaccine.
In school year 2016 the School Immunisation Program will provide the following funded vaccines for all Year 7 and Year 8 students.
3 doses - 0, 2 and 6 months
|Diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough (pertussis)||1 dose|
|Chickenpox (varicella)||1 dose - year 8 students aged 14 years or older at the time of the first varicella vaccination require 2 doses. The second dose is free and should be given at least 1 month after the first dose.|