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
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.
pregnancy brochure helps parents understand what vaccinations they should get before and after birth.
Vaccinating your child on-time is the best way to help protect them against preventable and serious diseases.
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 also read about the
benefits of the schedule and why it was developed the way it is.
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.
Vaccinations are provided by:
Contact your local Public Health Unit on 1300 066 055 about what services are available in your area.