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Is there a special programme for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people?

Page last updated 04 August 2020

Yes. The National Immunisation Program (NIP) includes additional vaccination for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults.

In addition to the other routine vaccinations offered throughout life, all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 6 months and over are eligible for a free annual influenza vaccine. Pneumococcal vaccination is also recommended and funded for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are aged 50 years and above.8 You should speak with your healthcare professional about which vaccinations you may be eligible for.

Sources & Citations

8. National Immunisation Program Schedule for all indigenous people. 1 July 2020. https://www.health.gov.au/sites/default/files/documents/2020/06/national-immunisation-program-schedule-for-all-aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-people.pdf  Date accessed: 8 July 2020

MAT-AU-2000009 - Date of preparation July 2020 

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