Immunisation Schedule

The full list of immunisations that are available under a government program in Western Australia are listed on this page.

This Western Australia Immunisation Schedule has been created by the Government of Western Australia, Department of Health in April 2019.

Childhood and adolescent vaccinations
Age/situation Antigen Vaccine brand Comments
Birth to less than 7 days Hepatitis B H-B-Vax II Paed or Engerix-B Paed
6 to 8 weeks

Aboriginal and TSI* only

DTPa-hepB-IPV-Hib
13vPCV
Rotavirus
4vMenCV (A,C,W,Y)
Infanrix hexa
Prevenar 13
Rotarix
Nimenrix
Oral Dose 1: 6–14 weeks of age
Multiple doses needed. More information on the MenACWY Statewide Program
6 months
Aboriginal, TSI or medically at risk
DTPa-hepB-IPV-Hib
13vPCV
Infanrix hexa
Prevenar 13
12 months

Aboriginal and TSI only
Pre-term or low birth weight

MMR
13vPCV
4vMenCV (A,C,W,Y)
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis B
MMR II or Priorix
Prevenar 13
Nimenrix
Vaqta
H-B-Vax II Paed or Engerix-B Paed
Less than 32 weeks gestation or less than 2000g birth weight
13 months to less than 5 years 4vMenCV (A,C,W,Y) Nimenrix Administer only if 12-month dose not received
More information on the MenACWY Statewide Program
18 months

Aboriginal and TSI only

DTPa
Hib
MMRV
Hepatitis A
Infanrix or Tripacel
Act-Hib or Menitorix
Priorix Tetra or ProQuad
Vaqta
Do not administer MMRV as first dose of MMR containing vaccine
to children less than 4 years of age
4 years
All medically at risk children
DTPa-IPV
23vPPV
Quadracel or Infanrix IPV
Pneumovax 23
School years 7 and 8 HPV
dTpa
Gardasil®9
Boostrix or Adacel
Multiple doses needed. More information on the HPV vaccination program
School year 10 and ages 15 to less than 20 years 4vMenCV (A,C,W,Y) Nimenrix or Menveo

People under 20 years of age can catch up on all of the vaccines listed above, including IPV, VZV and MenC (MenACWY can be used for Men C catch ups).

*TSI refers to Torres Strait Islander people.

Adult vaccinations
Age/situation Antigen Vaccine brand Comments
15 years or older and Aboriginal, TSI or medically at risk 23vPPV Pneumovax 23
50 years or older and Aboriginal or TSI 23vPPV Pneumovax 23
65 years or older 23vPPV Pneumovax 23
70 to 79 years Herpes-zoster Zostavax
Pregnant Women dTpa Boostrix or Adacel Each pregnancy (recommended 20–32 weeks)
Birth year later than 1966 MMR Priorix Give 2 doses if less than 2 doses received previously

Adult refugees and humanitarian entrants are eligible to catch up on the dTpa, Hepatitis B, IPV, MMR and VZV vaccinations.

Influenza vaccinations
Age/situation Antigen Vaccine brand Comments
6 months to less than 3 years Influenza FluQuadri Junior, Fluarix Tetra Children aged 6 months to less than 9 years of age require 2 doses (1 month apart) in the first year they receive the vaccine.
3 years to less than 5 years Influenza FluQuadri, Fluarix Tetra
5 years or older and Aboriginal, TSI or medically at risk Influenza Afluria Quad, Fluarix Tetra, FluQuadri
65 years or older Influenza Fluad
Pregnant women Influenza Afluria Quad, Fluarix Tetra, FluQuadri Each pregnancy, any trimester
WA health staff Influenza Fluarix Tetra, FluQuadri HCW 65 years or older Fluad

Further influenza vaccine information is available on the 2019 NCIRS Fact Sheet.

Vaccine brands are subject to availability. For further information refer to the Australian Immunisation Handbook.

You can learn more about the National Immunisation Program Schedule on the Department of Health website, and view and download a PDF (129KB) version of the WA Immunisation Schedule which is on this page.