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 2014.  For information about the changes that will take effect during 2017, please see the PHARMAC website.

The National Immunisation Schedule
Age Diseases covered and vaccines
6 weeks Rotavirus (start first dose before 15 weeks)
1 oral vaccine (RotaTeq®)
Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis/Polio/Hepatitis B/Haemophilus influenzae type b
1 injection (INFANRIX® -hexa)
Pneumococcal
1 injection (PREVENAR 13®)
3 months Rotavirus
1 oral vaccine (RotaTeq®)
Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis/Polio/Hepatitis B/Haemophilus influenzae type b
1 injection (INFANRIX® -hexa)
Pneumococcal
1 injection (PREVENAR 13®)
5 months Rotavirus
1 oral vaccine (RotaTeq®)
Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis/Polio/Hepatitis B/Haemophilus influenzae type b
1 injection (INFANRIX® -hexa)
Pneumococcal
1 injection (PREVENAR 13®)
15 months Haemophilus influenzae type b
1 injection (Act-HIB)
Measles/Mumps/Rubella
1 injection (M-M-R® ll)
Pneumococcal
1 injection (PREVENAR 13®)
4 years Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis/Polio
1 injection (INFANRIX™-IPV)
Measles/Mumps/Rubella
1 injection (M-M-R® ll)
11 years Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis
1 injection (BOOSTRIX™)
12 years
girls only
Human papillomavirus
3 doses given over 6 months (GARDASIL®)
45 years Diphtheria/Tetanus
1 injection (ADT™ Booster)
65 years Diphtheria/Tetanus
1 injection (ADT™ Booster)
Influenza
1 Injection (annually)

Diseases and vaccines

The YourHealth consumer section has information on diseases and vaccines, the associated immunisation programmes (if available), as well as information on diseases not covered by the National Immunisation Schedule.

Funded vaccines for high risk groups

Publicly funded hepatitis A, hepatitis B, hib, 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  available as a download file on the 2014 Immunisation Schedule Change page.

Immunisation programme decisions

For background information New Zealand's immunisation programme, go to immunisation programme decisions.

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