Babies and children
Childhood vaccines help protect against a range of potentially serious diseases.

Fast facts

All babies and children in Australia are recommended to receive the free vaccines offered on the National Immunisation Program (NIP).

Vaccinating babies and children

Premature infants should be immunised based on their chronological age (their age based on their birthdate) not their corrected age (the age they would be if they had been born at full term).

Babies and children

Special risk groups

Flu vaccines are safe and recommended for babies and children to prevent serious disease. They can be given from 6 months of age.

Babies and children

Getting vaccinated

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Vaccinating babies and children

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