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Child (3-9 yrs)

By the age of 3 years, your child has most likely received the primary course of vaccinations recommended on the National Immunisation Program (speak to your doctor if you're unsure whether your child has had these vaccinations).

Around the age of 4 years, it is recommended that children receive booster doses of certain vaccinations. When a booster dose is received, your child's immunity against the disease is increased, helping to ensure that your child remains protected against serious diseases. Speak to your doctor to find out if booster doses are recommended for your child.

Children's 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.

  These vaccination recommendations apply to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. 

Some children 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. 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?

"An increase in the number of vaccinated children decreases the chance of a disease, eg measles, spreading to other people in the community. "

Q&A

Q1.
Why does my child need booster doses of some vaccines?

Q2.
Can my child still get the disease despite being vaccinated?

Q3.
What are the common side-effects of vaccination?

Q4.
Are vaccinations necessary in this modern age?

Q5.
Are there any reasons for delaying vaccination?