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The National Immunisation Program aims to protect all Australians from infectious disease. These vaccinations can reduce the chance of becoming seriously ill from infectious diseases. Immunisation protects you, your family, and others in the community from serious diseases.  

Childhood immunisations are recommended for all children in Australia, and this program makes some vaccinations free for children aged 0-4 years. 

Routine immunisations for children 

The routine schedule below is the recommendation for all children. Please speak to your doctor if your child needs further protection. These immunisations protect your child against serious infectious diseases. 

Routine immunisations help to protect your child against: 

routine immunisations

For more information, please visit: Immunisation for Infants and Children  


The ‘flu’ can have serious impacts on your child's health. Yearly immunisations are supplied free of charge for all children aged 6 months – 5 years.  Please speak to your doctor.  

For more information, please read the brochure: Help stop flu in 2022  

What's the difference between immunisation and vaccination? 

Vaccination prepares your immune system to fight against future infections. They are used to train your body to fight the virus if you are exposed to it in the future. Some vaccinations require a booster dose as they only work for a short time. They are also necessary for viruses that change over time, like the flu.   

Vaccination and immunisation are sometimes used at the same time. But they don't mean the same thing.   

Vaccination - getting a vaccine through injection or taking the oral vaccine dose.     

Immunisation – getting the vaccine and becoming immune to a disease after the vaccination.   

For more information, please visit: Immunisation or vaccination – what’s the difference? 

National Immunisation Schedule

To see the entire list of routine vaccinations for your child, and yourself please visit:  

National Immunisation Program Schedule for non-Indigenous people 

National Immunisation Program Schedule for all Indigenous people 

Campbelltown City Council offer two immunisation clinics per month in Ingleburn and Campbelltown. For more information, please visit: Baby Immunisation Clinics.  

For more information on local services in South Western Sydney, please call the Public Health Unit on 1300 066 055 and ask for the Immunisation Team.

[Raising Children Network, 2022; Department of Health, 2022; RANZCOG, 2022; Health Direcrt, 2021.]


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