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 until 30 June 2014. Pharmac has announced changes to the National Immunisation Schedule, which will apply from 1 July 2014 onwards.

The National Immunisation Schedule
Age Diseases covered and vaccines
6 weeks Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis/Polio/Hepatitis B/Haemophilus influenzae type b
1 injection (INFANRIX® -hexa)
Pneumococcal
1 injection (SYNFLORIX®)
3 months 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 (Act-HIB)
Measles/Mumps/Rubella
1 injection (M-M-R® ll)
Pneumococcal
1 injection (SYNFLORIX®)
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.

Publicly funded vaccines for children and adults pre- and post-splenectomy

Publicly funded pneumococcal, Hib and Meningococcal A, C Y and W135 vaccines are available for:

  • Children (aged 0 to 16 years) pre- and post-splenectomy or with functional asplenia
  • Adults pre- and post-splenectomy.

Immunisation programme decisions

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

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