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

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

Vaccinations for older people

As we get older, our immune systems become slightly less effective at protecting us from disease. This means that we

Adult immunisation

Adequate vaccination is just as important for adults as it is for children. It’s not just travel vaccines that are

Meningitis in children

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


Meningitis is inflammation of the membranes (called meninges) surrounding the brain and the spinal cord. It is usually caused by

Pneumococcal disease

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

Chesty coughs

General Information See your pharmacist or medical professional Treatment Tips Treatment Options More Information General Information When you have a

Video: Flu awareness

Video transcript Dr Norman Swan: The dreaded flu season is nearly upon us… And while it’s more common to catch

Influenza – the flu

Most of us have had our fair share of colds and flu, especially during winter months. But while a cold

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