childhood immunisation

New pneumococcal vaccine changes

From 1 July 2020, there are changes to the National Immunisation Program (NIP) which affect pneumococcal, meningococcal and hepatitis A

Australian Standard Vaccination Schedule for Vaccinations

This table shows vaccinations included in the Australian National Immunisation Program Schedule as well as some other recommended vaccinations. Below

Australian Standard Vaccination Schedule

This table shows vaccinations included in the Australian National Immunisation Program Schedule as well as some other recommended vaccinations. Below

Meningococcal disease

What is meningococcal disease? Meningococcal disease is an infection caused by a type of bacterium known as meningococcus, or Neisseria

Immunising your child

Why should I immunise my child? Being immunised (vaccinated) protects your child against catching childhood diseases and other contagious conditions.

Meningitis in children

What is meningitis? Meningitis means inflammation of the meninges — the lining around the brain and spinal cord. It is

Vaccination

After the provision of safe food, water and sanitation, the most important public health measure in the world is vaccination.

Pneumococcal disease

What is pneumococcal disease? Pneumococcal disease refers to illness caused by infection with the bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae (sometimes shortened to

Immunisation for Aboriginal communities

Immunisation is a safe and effective way to help protect you, your family and your community from some very serious

HPV vaccine a success, but more to do

The human papillomavirus vaccine has seen big drops in rates of HPV, which raises the possibility of cervical cancer’s complete

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