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Vaccination is the most effective way to protect babies and children from diseases that can cause serious harm.


The National Immunisation Program (NIP) provides recommended vaccines free of charge to children at two months, four months, six months, 12 months, 18 months and four years. On these pages, you’ll find information about the recommended vaccines, and answers to questions about vaccine safety, common reactions, risks and benefits and more. 

What vaccines are recommended for your child?

The National Immunisation Program (NIP) Schedule is a series of immunisations recommended for all Australians at specific times from birth through to adulthood. All vaccines listed in the NIP Schedule are free. The NIP Schedule was last updated on 6 February 2023. 

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