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My baby was premature – should they wait until they're older for their routine vaccinations?

Page last updated 10 July 2018

No. If your child is otherwise healthy and medically stable, infants can be vaccinated according to the usual schedule recommended by the National Immunisation Program (NIP), without correcting for their premature birth. However, it is advisable to check with your healthcare professional.

Sources & Citations

  1. The Australian Immunisation Handbook 10th Edition. Home. Available at (accessed 19 April 2018).

SPANZ.SAPAS.18.04.0151a - Date of preparation May 2018