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Immunisation Schedule Changes

Posted by on 26 August 2014

There is an additional vaccine to the childhood immunisation schedule. The Rotavirus oral vaccine is now given to newborn babies as part of their 6 weeks, 3 months and 5 months immunisations.

If you miss these dates you can catch up, but the first vaccine must be given before 15 weeks of age. This is so the course of three vaccines can be completed before babies are 8 months old. Rotavirus vaccine is not given to babies older than 8 months because the risk of serious reactions increases after this age.