New Zealand Immunisation Schedule

The National Immunisation Schedule is the series of vaccines that are offered free to babies, children, adolescents and adults.

The schedule of vaccines listed below applies from 1 July 2017.  For information about the changes that took effect in 2017, please see 2017 Immunisation Schedule Change.

The National Immunisation Schedule
Age Diseases covered and vaccines
Pregnant women Influenza
1 Injection annually, at any stage of pregnancy (Influvac®)
Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis (whooping cough)
1 injection, between 28 and 38 weeks of pregnancy (Boostrix®)
6 weeks Rotavirus (start first dose before 15 weeks)
1 oral vaccine (Rotarix®)
Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis/Polio/Hepatitis B/Haemophilus influenzae type b
1 injection (Infanrix®-hexa)
Pneumococcal
1 injection (Synflorix®)
3 months Rotavirus (second dose must be given before 25 weeks)
1 oral vaccine (Rotarix®)
Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis/Polio/Hepatitis B/Haemophilus influenzae type b
1 injection (Infanrix®-hexa)
Pneumococcal
1 injection (Synflorix®)
5 months Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis/Polio/Hepatitis B/Haemophilus influenzae type b
1 injection (Infanrix®-hexa)
Pneumococcal
1 injection (Synflorix®)
15 months Haemophilus influenzae type b
1 injection (Hiberix®)
Measles/Mumps/Rubella
1 injection (Priorix®)
Pneumococcal
1 injection (Synflorix®)
Varicella (Chickenpox)
1 injection  (Varilrix®)
4 years Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis/Polio
1 injection (Infanrix-IPV)
Measles/Mumps/Rubella
1 injection (Priorix®)

11 or 12 years

Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis
1 injection (Boostrix™)
Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
2 injections (Gardasil® 9) given at least 6 months apart for those aged 14 and under
3 injections given over 6 months for those aged 15 and older
45 years Diphtheria/Tetanus
1 injection (ADT™ Booster)
65 years Diphtheria/Tetanus
1 injection (ADT™ Booster)
Influenza
1 Injection annually (Influvac®)

Links in the table above provide more information about the diseases and the vaccines that prevent them.

Funded vaccines for high risk groups

Publicly funded hepatitis A, hepatitis B, haemophilus influenzae type b, human papillomavirus, influenza, meningococcal, pertussis (Tdap), pneumococcal, tuberculosis and varicella vaccines are available for children and adults at high risk of some diseases due to other medical conditions.  For more details see Additional Funded vaccines for special groups page of the Immunisation Handbook.

Immunisation programme decisions

For information about how New Zealand's National Immunisation Schedule is determined and administered, see immunisation programme decisions.

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