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The Australian Government launched the 'Get the facts about immunisation' campaign in August 2017 to encourage Australian parents and carers to get their kids vaccinated.
Coverage rates amongst Australian children continue to improve with five year old children having the highest coverage rates in history. 94% of Australian five year olds and over 96% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 5 year old are now fully vaccinated.
The best medical advice and research shows that codeine is no better for pain than other over the counter medicines, Australia’s Chief Medical Officer, Professor Brendan Murphy, said today.
The Australian Government is committed to immunisation and to ensuring Australia has the best possible vaccination program underpinned by sound evidence and effective vaccines.
Media statement from Australia's Chief Medical Officer, Professor Brendan Murphy regarding media claims about flu vaccines.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children will be able to receive the seasonal influenza vaccine for free under the National Immunisation Program from 2015.
A national immunisation coverage target provides a goal against which Australia can measure its immunisation coverage. The Global Vaccine Action Plan 2011-2020 encourages countries to demonstrate a commitment to immunisation.
There is now a free vaccine for shingles available for people 70 years old. A free catch up is also available for 71 to 79 year olds.
Australia's medicine and medical devices regulator, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), has decided to remove a number of mesh products whose sole use is the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse via transvaginal implantation from the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG).