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2.1.3.30 Vaccination schedules (FTB, CCS)

Summary

This topic outlines the childhood vaccinations required for the purposes of FTB Part A and CCS, 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 CCS, a child is required to be vaccinated against the diseases as per the age appropriate early childhood vaccination schedule described in the below instruments:

Age 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 and before 01/01/2017 Child born on or after 01/01/2017
Antigen or disease Antigen or disease Antigen or disease Antigen or disease
2 months Diphtheria
Tetanus
Pertussis
Polio
Hib
Hepatitis B*
Diphtheria
Tetanus
Pertussis
Polio
Hib
Hepatitis B
Pneumococcal
Diphtheria
Tetanus
Pertussis
Polio
Hib
Hepatitis B
Pneumococcal
Diphtheria
Tetanus
Pertussis
Polio
Hib
Hepatitis B
Pneumococcal
4 months Diphtheria
Tetanus
Pertussis
Polio
Hib
Hepatitis B*
Diphtheria
Tetanus
Pertussis
Polio
Hib
Hepatitis B
Pneumococcal
Diphtheria
Tetanus
Pertussis
Polio
Hib
Hepatitis B
Pneumococcal
Diphtheria
Tetanus
Pertussis
Polio
Hib
Hepatitis B
Pneumococcal
6 months 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
Diphtheria
Tetanus
Pertussis
Polio
Hib
Hepatitis B
12 months 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
Measles
Mumps
Rubella
Pneumococcal**
Meningococcal C
18 months not applicable Measles
Mumps
Rubella
Varicella
Measles
Mumps
Rubella
Varicella
Diphtheria
Tetanus
Pertussis
Measles
Mumps
Rubella
Hib***
Varicella
Diphtheria
Tetanus
Pertussis
4 years Diphtheria
Tetanus
Pertussis
Polio
Measles
Mumps
Rubella
Diphtheria
Tetanus
Pertussis
Polio
Diphtheria
Tetanus
Pertussis
Polio
Diphtheria
Tetanus
Pertussis
Polio

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

** A child born on or after 1 January 2017 and before 1 February 2018 who has already received the third vaccination against Pneumococcal in accordance with item 3 of Schedule 3 at 6 months, is not required to receive another vaccination against Pneumococcal in accordance with this Schedule for purposes of meeting the immunisation requirements for FTB, CCS or ACCS.

*** A child born on or after 1 January 2017 and before 1 February 2018 who has already received the fourth vaccination against Hib in accordance with item 4 of Schedule 3 at 12 months, is not required to receive another vaccination against Hib in accordance with this Schedule for purposes of meeting the immunisation requirements for FTB, CCS or ACCS.

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.

Act reference: FAAct section 3(1)-'immunised', section 6(2) Child immunised

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