What vaccines does my child need and when?

what vaccines does my child need and when

Babies and children need to be vaccinated on time to protect them against preventable diseases. The National Immunisation Program (NIP) is designed to offer vaccines at specific ages and this timed schedule gives the child best protection for life. The ACT Immunisation Schedule provides details of when vaccines are due.

Some children may require additional vaccines. It is best to speak with your immunisation provider to see if this is the case.

If your child is starting school it is valuable to know the Requirements for entry to school, preschool and childcare – Parent Handbook 2020.

The Childhood Schedule from 1 July 2018


2 Months
(can be given from 6 weeks of age)

4 Months

6 Months

12 Months

18 Months

4 years 

*Children with certain medical conditions aged 6 months and older may require additional immunisations.

Page last updated on: 23 Jun 2020