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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.
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.
The Australian Government will invest $52 million to protect Australian teenagers against meningococcal through a free national program for 14 to 19 year olds.
It is positive that people have heard the message and are taking action to get vaccinated against influenza. Record numbers of seasonal influenza vaccines have been brought into the country this year.
Annual vaccination is the most effective way of reducing the impact of the flu in the community, especially in residential aged care facilities.
The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation is consulting with stakeholders on proposed changes to meningococcal and Haemophilus influenzae type B vaccination recommendations for inclusion in the Australian Immunisation Handbook.