News and events
We publish news, events, departmental media releases and health alerts so you are informed about the latest health updates
Australia's National Immunisation Strategy for 2019 to 2024 has now been released. The strategy includes eight strategic priority areas for action to complement and strengthen the NIP.
From 1 April 2019, new rules are being introduced to help make private health insurance simpler, more affordable. This will make it easier for you to choose the cover that best suits you and your family.
Phase 3 of the Childhood Immunisation Education Campaign – Get the Facts (the Campaign) has launched to encourage Australian parents and carers to get their kids vaccinated.
The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is available for free to young Australians through the National Immunisation Program (NIP).
A public consultation is currently open on proposed changes to the recommended use of pertussis vaccines in pregnant women in the Australian Immunisation Handbook.
A new report on general practice in Australia, released today by the Department of Health and NPS MedicineWise
Australia will host two World Cups in 2020. This is the first time the International Cricket Council Women’s and Men’s T20 World Cups will be held as separate events in the same country.
AusVaxSafety is a national system for monitoring vaccine safety in Australia. The report shows how parents and carers responded to the SMS about their child's health a few days after their vaccination at each schedule point in the National Immunisation Program (NIP) in Australia in 2016-17.
The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has recently published a series of Fact Sheets on vaccine preventable diseases. They provide information about the diseases and their impact in Australia, including the number of cases reported, hospitalisations and deaths.
Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccinations are now recorded on the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR). This makes it easier for you and your healthcare provider to find information about your or your child’s HPV vaccinations.