Due and overdue rules now apply for DTP adolescent vaccinations

9 November 2020

Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis (DTP) vaccinations for adolescents are now due at 14 years and overdue at 14.5 years.

The Department of Health updated the National due and overdue rules for immunisation to show the vaccines due in the age schedule.

To support this change, we worked with states and territories to migrate their immunisation data to the AIR.

Since the migration, AIR records have been reassessed under the new rules to identify if individuals are missing any vaccinations.

An individual's status may change from 'up-to-date' to 'not up-to-date' for adolescent DTP, if their AIR record doesn't have all required doses recorded.

Individuals or their parents will get a notification that their DTP vaccination is overdue, if they haven't received all the required doses.

Vaccination providers can use the AIR site or their practice management software to record DTP vaccines for the adolescent schedule.

The AIR automatically calculates the dose number using the individual's immunisation history.

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Page last updated: 9 November 2020