Childhood vaccine information

Vaccine information

Vaccination is the best way to protect your child from serious disease. By vaccinating you are protecting your child, your family and the community.

The best way to protect your child from serious, preventable diseases is to give immunisations on time and in line with the recommended NSW Immunisation Schedule. This schedule ensures that your child is provided with the earliest protection from disease. All immunisations on this schedule are free if your child is eligible for Medicare benefits. See Eligibility for Medicare benefits for more information.

If your child missed any immunisations in early childhood, talk to your vaccination provider or doctor. They can provide a catch-up schedule based on your child’s age, previous vaccinations, and medical history.  


View the NSW Immunisation Schedule

Vaccination records

Your health care provider will record vaccinations that they administer in the Australian Immunisation Register. You can get your child’s immunisation history statement if they are under 14 years of age through their Medicare online account. You can also contact the Australian Immunisation Register on 1800 653 809 . 


Learn more about disease specific immunisation management and side effects in our factsheets. 

Last updated Monday 20th May 2024