Childhood Vaccinations

Erskineville Doctors

The vaccination schedule for children born in NSW starts with a Hep B vaccination at birth, and then a schedule covering the first 4 years of life. You will find the schedule in your child’s blue book and further information is on the NSW Health website

The first vaccination at the GP for your newborn is scheduled at 6 weeks, but it’s good to come for an earlier check up if you are have any concerns in the first few weeks.

Vaccinations are scheduled at 2, 4, 6 months, then 12 and 18 months, and finally at 4 years of age. We take the opportunity at each of these visits to check your child’s growth and development and answer any of your concerns. These are important opportunities to check on the health of our youngest patients, and we routinely bulkbill these schedule immunisations on a weekday.

For good sources of information about immunisation we recommend the Australian Academy of Science publication The Science of Immunisation, and the NCIRS fact sheets