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How many times do I need to bring my baby/infant in for vaccinations?

Page last updated 27 July 2020

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

3. Australian Government. Department of Health. National Immunisation Program Schedule. Available at: (accessed 14 May 2020).

5. Baby Centre, What extra immunisations are available? Available at (accessed 14 May 2020).

MAT-AU-2000085 - Date of preparation July 2020