What is the current vaccination schedule?


National Immunization Schedule
Vaccine When to give Route
OPV Booster 16-24 months Oral
Measles 2nd dose 16-24 Months Subcutaneous
Vitamin A (2nd to 9th dose) 16 months with DPT/OPV booster, then, one dose every 6 month up to the age of 5 years) Oral

When do children get vaccinations Victoria?

COVID-19 vaccine at home

Age group First and second dose at home
5 to 11 years Eligible if the child has a disability or underlying health condition
12 to 15 years All
16 to 59 years All eligible
60 years and over All eligible

Is Pfizer or Moderna better for booster?

Experts weigh in. Both Pfizer’s and Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccines offer significant protection against breakthrough infections and hospitalizations but new research shows Moderna’s vaccine may offer slightly better protection compared to Pfizer.

Which vaccine should be given to a 6 week old baby?

At 1 to 2 months, your baby should receive vaccines to protect them from the following diseases: Hepatitis B (HepB) (2nd dose) Diphtheria, tetanus, and whooping cough (pertussis) (DTaP) (1st dose) Haemophilus influenzae type b disease (Hib) (1st dose)

How many needles do babies get at 6 weeks?

When your baby is six weeks old, it is recommended they have three vaccines: combined (or hexavalent) DTPa-Hib-IPV-HepB, 13vPCV, and rotavirus. Only two of the vaccines are needles, usually given in babies’ legs. The rotavirus vaccine is given as drops put into your baby’s mouth to swallow.

Does my child have to be vaccinated to attend school in Victoria?

By law, a child must have an Immunisation History Statement from the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) to enrol in primary school. Children starting school are exposed to a large number of people and a range of potentially dangerous diseases.

Do you have to be vaccinated to go to school in Victoria?

Vaccination requirements Under the Pandemic (Workplace) Order 2022 (No. 8) issued by the Minister for Health schools must ensure that all visitors and volunteers who attend to perform work must comply with vaccination requirements.

Is it OK to delay baby vaccination?

As mentioned earlier, delay in vaccination is manageable. Having said that, it is important to administer deferred doses as soon as it is feasible. Missed vaccination puts the child at risk of contracting the disease the vaccine was meant to protect against.