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Lifestage / Child

Child

By two years of age, your child has most likely received their primary course of vaccinations as recommended by the National Immunisation Program. If you are unsure which vaccines your child has received, records are kept by the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (ACIR). The ACIR is a national register that records details of vaccinations given to children under seven years of age who live in Australia.

You can obtain a record of your child’s immunisation history from ACIR through the Medicare Australia website. You will need to register for online services and then you will be able to request a history statement.

Most vaccinations need to be given several times to build long-lasting protection. These “booster” immunisations usually occur around four years of age, and it is recommended that your child receives these on time.




References:

  1. Australian Immunisation Handbook 10th edition (updated June 2015): http://www.health.gov.au/internet/immunise/publishing.nsf/Content/Handbook10-home