How many times do I need to bring my baby/infant in for vaccinations?
The National Immunisation Program (NIP) includes vaccination at birth, 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, 12 months, and 18 months. The schedule then resumes at 4 years, and again at adolescence.
In addition to the NIP, you may wish to protect your child against other diseases – particularly if you are travelling. Some of these vaccines may be required at different ages. Your healthcare provider or GP will be able to advise you about the benefits and risks of these immunisations for your child and when they should be given.
Sources & Citations
- Australian Government. Department of Health. National Immunisation Program Schedule. Available at https://beta.health.gov.au/resources/publications/national-immunisation-program-schedule-portrait (accessed 5 July 2018).
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