NSW Immunisation Schedule recommends children are vaccinated at:
Vaccinating your child is the best way to protect them from serious diseases including polio, measles and whooping cough.
NSW Immunisation Schedule outlines each dose of every vaccine that should be given to babies and children to provide them with the earliest protection.
Every vaccine dose in the
NSW Immunisation Schedule is carefully chosen to give your child the most suitable protection at the earliest age.
To give your child the best possible protection from serious diseases,
vaccinate your child on time.
Delaying an immunisation could put your child at risk of catching a disease and becoming very sick.
Having your child vaccinated on time is also important to receive Australian Government family assistance payments and to enrol your child in childcare, preschool and school in NSW.
Vaccinations are provided by:
Contact your local Public Health Unit on
1300 066 055 about what services are available in your area.
For records of your child’s immunisations for child care, preschool or school enrolment, contact the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) on 1800 653 809 to obtain an
AIR Immunisation History Statement.
Vaccination in pregnancy helps protect your baby against these diseases and their complications. After you are vaccinated, your antibodies will pass to your unborn baby in the womb.
pregnancy vaccinations fact sheet for more information.
Any vaccine approved for use in Australia has undergone rigorous testing to ensure it is safe and effective.
A vaccine must pass three clinical trial phases before it can be registered with the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA).
Even once a vaccine has been approved by the TGA, it continues to be monitored closely to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all Australians.
For more information about how vaccines are developed, tested and monitored, visit
Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care - Vaccine safety.
Information about childhood vaccinations are available in: