2.1.3.30 Vaccination Schedules (FTB, CCB)

Summary

This topic outlines the childhood vaccinations required for the purposes of FTB Part A and CCB, including describing what is an approved catch-up schedule and what is meant by being up-to-date with vaccinations.

Vaccination schedule

For the purposes of FTB Part A and CCB, a child is required to be vaccinated against the diseases as per the age appropriate early childhood vaccination schedule described in the disallowable instruments:

Age Child born before 01/05/1998 Child born on or after 01/05/1998 and before 01/07/2012 Child born on or after 01/07/2012 and before 01/10/2014 Child born on or after 01/10/2014
Disease or Antigen Disease or Antigen Disease or Antigen Disease or Antigen
2 months Diphtheria
Tetanus
Pertussis
Polio
Hib
Diphtheria
Tetanus
Pertussis
Polio
Hib
Hepatitis B*
Diphtheria
Tetanus
Pertussis
Polio
Hib
Hepatitis B
Pneumococcal
Diphtheria
Tetanus
Pertussis
Polio
Hib
Hepatitis B
Pneumococcal
4 months Diphtheria
Tetanus
Pertussis
Polio
Hib
Diphtheria
Tetanus
Pertussis
Polio
Hib
Hepatitis B*
Diphtheria
Tetanus
Pertussis
Polio
Hib
Hepatitis B
Pneumococcal
Diphtheria
Tetanus
Pertussis
Polio
Hib
Hepatitis B
Pneumococcal
6 months Diphtheria
Tetanus
Pertussis
Polio
Hib
Diphtheria
Tetanus
Pertussis
Polio
Hib
Hepatitis B (or at 12 months)*
Diphtheria
Tetanus
Pertussis
Polio
Hib
Hepatitis B (or at 12 months)
Pneumococcal
Diphtheria
Tetanus
Pertussis
Polio
Hib
Hepatitis B
Pneumococcal
12 months Measles
Mumps
Rubella
Hib
Measles
Mumps
Rubella
Hib
Hepatitis B (or at 6 months)*
Measles
Mumps
Rubella
Hib
Hepatitis B (or at 6 months)
Meningococcal C
Measles
Mumps
Rubella
Hib
Meningococcal C
18 months not applicable not applicable Measles
Mumps
Rubella
Varicella
Measles
Mumps
Rubella
Varicella
Diphtheria
Tetanus
Pertussis
4 years Diphtheria
Tetanus
Pertussis
Polio
Measles
Mumps
Rubella
Diphtheria
Tetanus
Pertussis
Polio
Measles
Mumps
Rubella
Diphtheria
Tetanus
Pertussis
Polio
Diphtheria
Tetanus
Pertussis
Polio

* Hepatitis B is required for a child born on or after 1 May 2000.

Note 1: To meet the immunisation requirements for the FTB Part A supplement for the income year in which a child turned 1 year, the child must have received the vaccinations against disease or antigen listed for age 2, 4 and 6 months. For the income year in which a child turned 2 or 3 years, the child must have received vaccinations against each disease or antigen listed for age 2, 4, 6, 12 and/or 18 months. For the income year in which a child turns age 4 and in each subsequent year a child must have received vaccinations against each disease or antigen listed for age 2, 4, 6, 12 and/or 18 months and 4 years.

Note 2: From 1 July 2016, the FTB Part A supplement is subject to an income test. If an individual's ATI (which includes the ATI of their partner if any) is more than $80,000 for the relevant income year, then the individual's FTB Part A supplement in relation to that year will be nil.

Approved catch-up vaccination schedule

An approved catch-up vaccination schedule commences when a child has not been vaccinated according to the National Immunisation Program early childhood schedule and commences a course of late vaccinations. The catch-up vaccination schedule for the child is determined by a recognised immunisation provider (1.1.R.09) according to information provided in the Australian Immunisation Handbook.

Up-to-date

Up-to-date means that a child is currently not overdue for any of the antigens required under the National Immunisation Program early childhood schedule. .

Last reviewed: 20 March 2017