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Baby (0-2 yrs)

Vaccination is an effective way of protecting your baby against some serious diseases. The immune system in babies and young children is not fully developed, unlike older children and adults. Once babies are vaccinated, their bodies are better able to fight those diseases if they come into contact with them.

To get appropriate protection, it is recommended that your baby receive the scheduled doses for each of the vaccine-preventable diseases. All vaccines that are routinely recommended by the Australian Government are funded under the National Immunisation Program. Speak to your doctor or nurse if you have any concerns or questions about vaccinating your baby.

Baby Vaccinations

At this age, the Australian National Immunisation Program (NIP) provides vaccines for the following diseases.

To learn more about a specific disease, click on an arrow below.

 

Some babies require vaccinations and schedules tailored to their specific needs. This information is based on the National Immunisation Program schedule. Program details may vary between states and may be different for high-risk groups. The use of combination and oral vaccines minimises the number of needles your baby will receive at any one visit. Always discuss the benefits and risks of vaccinations with a healthcare professional. Please confirm with a healthcare professional if this information applies to you.

At this age, the Australian National Immunisation Program (NIP) provides vaccines for the following diseases.

To learn more about a specific disease, click on an arrow below.

 

Some babies require vaccinations and schedules tailored to their specific needs. This information is based on the National Immunisation Program schedule. Program details may vary between states and may be different for high-risk groups. The use of combination and oral vaccines minimises the number of needles your baby will receive at any one visit. Always discuss the benefits and risks of vaccinations with a healthcare professional. Please confirm with a healthcare professional if this information applies to you.

At this age, the Australian National Immunisation Program (NIP) provides vaccines for the following diseases.

To learn more about a specific disease, click on an arrow below.

 

Some babies require vaccinations and schedules tailored to their specific needs. This information is based on the National Immunisation Program schedule. Program details may vary between states and may be different for high-risk groups. The use of combination and oral vaccines minimises the number of needles your baby will receive at any one visit. Always discuss the benefits and risks of vaccinations with a healthcare professional. Please confirm with a healthcare professional if this information applies to you.

At this age, the Australian National Immunisation Program (NIP) provides vaccines for the following diseases.

To learn more about a specific disease, click on an arrow below.

 

Some babies require vaccinations and schedules tailored to their specific needs. This information is based on the National Immunisation Program schedule. Program details may vary between states and may be different for high-risk groups. The use of combination and oral vaccines minimises the number of needles your baby will receive at any one visit. Always discuss the benefits and risks of vaccinations with a healthcare professional. Please confirm with a healthcare professional if this information applies to you.

At this age, the Australian National Immunisation Program (NIP) provides vaccines for the following diseases.

To learn more about a specific disease, click on an arrow below.

  These vaccination recommendations apply to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. 

Some babies require vaccinations and schedules tailored to their specific needs. This information is based on the National Immunisation Program schedule. Program details may vary between states and may be different for high-risk groups. The use of combination and oral vaccines minimises the number of needles your baby will receive at any one visit. Always discuss the benefits and risks of vaccinations with a healthcare professional. Please confirm with a healthcare professional if this information applies to you.

At this age, the Australian National Immunisation Program (NIP) provides vaccines for the following diseases.

To learn more about a specific disease, click on an arrow below.

  These vaccination recommendations apply to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. 

Some babies require vaccinations and schedules tailored to their specific needs. This information is based on the National Immunisation Program schedule. Program details may vary between states and may be different for high-risk groups. The use of combination and oral vaccines minimises the number of needles your baby will receive at any one visit. Always discuss the benefits and risks of vaccinations with a healthcare professional. Please confirm with a healthcare professional if this information applies to you.

Did you know?

"Vaccinations are usually recommended at specified ages. A significant delay could mean that your baby may be at risk of some serious infections."

Q&A

Q1.
Why does my baby need so many different vaccinations?

Q2.
What are the common side-effects of vaccination?

Q3.
Do breast-fed babies need vaccinations?

Q4.
What if my baby’s next vaccination dose is delayed?

Q5.
Do vaccines weaken or overwhelm the immune system?