Revised use of pertussis vaccines in pregnant women – March 2019

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Public consultation on changes to the recommended use of pertussis vaccines in pregnant women

Responses to Public Consultation Submissions - Revised Maternal Pertussis Vaccination Recommendations

Submission to National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) on proposed changes to the recommended use of pertussis vaccines in pregnant women

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Publication date: 
29 March 2019
Last updated: 
1 April 2019
Publication type: 
Report
Intended audience: 
General public
Description: 

Public consultation on the proposed changes to the recommended use of pertussis vaccines in pregnant women in The Australian Immunisation Handbook was conducted over a four-week period from 10 January 2019 to 9 February 2019, during which time the proposed changes were available on the Citizen Space website.  The Department of Health invited a range of stakeholders, committees, working groups and interested people to provide submissions. 

Following public consultation, the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation made a submission to the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), seeking its approval of the proposed changes to the recommended use of pertussis vaccines in pregnant women in The Australian Immunisation Handbook. This submission was approved by NHMRC in March 2019.

The following documents are available here:

  • The public consultation document with the drafted recommendations and rationale for the changes which were released as part of this public consultation
  • A report outlining the public consultation comments received for the revised pertussis recommendations and how they were addressed in the final report and
  • The approved submission to the National Health and Medical Research Council on proposed amendments to the recommended use of pertussis vaccines in the Australian Immunisation Handbook.