Did you know that some vaccines have age limits?

Hepatitis B vaccines

Paediatric Hepatitis B formulations – given up to 19 years of age.
Adult Hepatitis B vaccine formulations – given from ≥ 20 years of age.

Diptheria, tetanus, pertussis (dTpa/DTPa) formulations

Infanrix and Tripacel formulations – given up to ≤ 10 years of age.
Boostrix and Adacel formulations – given from ≥ 10 years of age.

Meningococcal C vaccine

Menitorix (Men C and Hib) – given up to the 10th birthday.
– For people over this age, provide a monovalent conjugate meningococcal C vaccine (currently NeisVac-C).

Combination measles, mumps, rubella and varicella (MMRV) vaccines

Priorix Tetra and Proquad (MMR and Varicella) – given up to the 14th birthday.
– For people over this age, provide a separate MMR and varicella vaccine using separate syringes and injection sites.

For more information, refer to the relevant section of The Australian Immunisation Handbook 10th Edition 2013 (updated online June 2015).

Source: Northern Sydney Public Health Unit
Hornsby Hospital, Palmerston Road, Hornsby
Tel (02) 9477 9400 Fax (02) 9482 1650 | (E): Sally.Edwards@health.nsw.gov.au