Immunisation FAQs

Question: Do you have to start the schedule again if you miss any vaccine doses?

Answer:

If you have fallen behind it is easy to catch up. There is no need to repeat the doses already received and there is no need to get extra doses.

The vaccine schedule can safely and effectively be continued as if there had been no delay. The usual intervals between the vaccine doses are maintained or can be reduced if needed.

The immune system does not forget. To get full protection, a child needs to have all the recommended vaccine doses, preferably on time.