Childhood Immunisation Program
The free vaccines available on the South Australian vaccine schedule provide protection for many diseases by the time a child is four years of age.
Vaccines included under the program
The below table shows the age and the vaccines that children should receive by the time they are four years of age.
|Haemophilus type b (Hib)||-||Yes||Yes||Yes||-||Yes||-|
* Additional vaccine doses recommended for Aboriginal children
+ The first dose is given at 6 to 14 weeks of age and the second dose at 10 to 24 weeks of age
# The State Government Meningococcal B Immunisation Program provides free meningococcal B vaccines to eligible at-risk groups who reside in South Australia. The meningococcal B vaccine will be routinely offered at 6 weeks, 4 and 12 months of age.
All children aged 6 months to less than 5 years of age are eligible to receive free flu vaccines as part of the State Funded Childhood Influenza Program. See the Flu Vaccine page for more information.
Accessing the vaccines
All vaccines under the Childhood Immunisation Program are available through your doctor, some community health centres or local council immunisation clinics. See the Immunisation services page for more information.
Have you missed any of your Childhood Immunisation Program vaccines? If you have and are under 20 years of age, you can receive most missed vaccines for free. See your immunisation provider or doctor for further information.
For further information on the Childhood Immunisation Program see the Childhood Immunisation Program frequently asked questions or contact your doctor or immunisation provider.