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NZ 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 April 2018.  For information about the changes that took effect in 2018, please see 2018 Immunisation Schedule Change.

The National Immunisation Schedule
AgeDiseases covered and vaccines
Pregnant women Influenza
1 Injection annually, at any stage of pregnancy (Influvac Tetra®)
Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis (whooping cough)
1 injection, between 28 and 38 weeks of pregnancy (Boostrix®)
6 weeks Rotavirus (start first dose before 15 weeks)
1 oral vaccine (Rotarix®)
Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis/Polio/Hepatitis B/Haemophilus influenzae type b
1 injection (Infanrix®-hexa)
Pneumococcal
1 injection (Synflorix®)
3 months Rotavirus (second dose must be given before 25 weeks)
1 oral vaccine (Rotarix®)
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 (Hiberix®)
Measles/Mumps/Rubella
1 injection (Priorix®)
Pneumococcal
1 injection (Synflorix®)
Varicella (Chickenpox)
1 injection  (Varilrix®)
4 years Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis/Polio
1 injection (Infanrix-IPV)
Measles/Mumps/Rubella
1 injection (Priorix®)

11 or 12 years

Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis
1 injection (Boostrix™)
Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
2 injections (Gardasil® 9) given at least 6 months apart for those aged 14 and under
3 injections given over 6 months for those aged 15 and older
45 years Diphtheria/Tetanus
1 injection (ADT™ Booster)
65 years Diphtheria/Tetanus
1 injection (ADT™ Booster)
Zoster (shingles)
1 injection (Zostavax®
Influenza
1 Injection annually (Influvac Tetra®)

Links in the table above provide more information about the diseases and the vaccines that prevent them.

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