​​​​Vaccination is the best way to protect your children against serious preventable diseases such as polio, measles and whooping cough.

All vaccines given to Australian children are carefully tested to ensure they are safe and effective. You can learn more about how vaccines are developed.

For information about the COVID-19 vaccines, visit COVID-19 vaccines.

Pregnancy vaccinations

If you're pregnant, planning on having a child or just had a child, there are certain vaccinations you should be staying up-to-date with.

Our pregnancy brochure helps parents understand what vaccinations they should get before and after birth.

Check when your child's vaccination is due

NSW immunisation schedule

Vaccinating your child on-time is the best way to help protect them against preventable and serious diseases.

The NSW Immunisation Schedule helps parents understand when they should vaccinate their children and is developed to protect children as soon as possible.

Children should be vaccinated as close as possible to the scheduled milestones on the NSW Immunisation Schedule. It’s important you don’t delay vaccination.

Delaying immunisation places children at risk of catching disease and becoming very sick.

On-time vaccination is also important to receive Australian Government family assistance payments and to enrol children in childcare, preschool and school in NSW.

You can:

You can also read about the benefits of the schedule and why it was developed the way it is.

Why is on-time vaccination so important?

It is important to vaccinate your child on time. This is because every vaccine dose is carefully chosen to give children the earliest protection against serious diseases.

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Where to vaccinate

Vaccinations are provided by:

  • GPs
  • Aboriginal Medical Services
  • some local councils
  • some community health centres.

Contact your local Public Health Unit on 1300 066 055 about what services are available in your area.

More information

Current as at: Tuesday 24 October 2023
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