National Immunisation Schedule

May 31, 2017

From 1 July 2017:

 VaccineBrand NameScheduled EventRouteNew/Replaces
1. Rotavirus vaccine (RV) Rotarix 6 weeks, 3 months Oral Replaces 3 dose regimen of Rotateq at 6 weeks, 3 months and 5 months.
2. 10-valent pneumococcal vaccine (PCV10) Synflorix 6 weeks, 3,  5, & 15 months IM Replaces 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13, Prevenar 13) event at 6 weeks, 3, 5, and 15 months^
3. Varicella vaccine (VV) Varilrix 15 months or 11 years if not previously vaccinated or infected* SC New on schedule
4. MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) Priorix 15 months, 4 years SC Replaces MMR-II
5. Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) Hiberix 15 months IM Replaces Act-Hib

Funding criteria for high-risk patients will remain unchanged.

^Prevenar 13 will remain available for high-risk patients only.

*Varicella vaccine will be funded for children born on or after 1 April 2016, at their 15 month immunisation event, and children who turn age 11 years on or after 1 July 2017 if they have not previously been infected with chickenpox or vaccinated.

The Immunisation Advisory Centre has produced a short video explaining the changes.

The National Immunisation Schedule
AgeDiseases 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 Human papillomavirus
2 doses given at least 6 months apart (GARDASIL®9)
45 years Diphtheria/Tetanus
1 injection (ADT™ Booster)
65 years Diphtheria/Tetanus
1 injection (ADT™ Booster)
Influenza
1 Injection (annually)

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National Immunisation Schedule  

 

Vaccines

All vaccines available in New Zealand are licensed for use in this country.

Vaccines on the New Zealand National Immunisation Schedule are free when given as part of the Schedule. Other vaccines are not funded, but are available for purchase through your family doctor.

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