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What additional vaccines are recommended for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children?

Page last updated 23 August 2018

What additional vaccines are given to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children will depend on which state or territory the child lives in. All Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children aged 6 months to 4 years, or over 15 years of age are eligible for an influenza vaccine via the National Immunisation Program (NIP). Vaccines for hepatitis A, pneumococcal disease and tuberculosis may also be recommended depending on which state or territory you live in. Talk to your doctor or nurse about what is recommended.

Sources & Citations

  1. Australian Government. Department of Health. National Immunisation Program Schedule. Available at: https://beta.health.gov.au/health-topics/immunisation/immunisation-throughout-life/national-immunisation-program-schedule (accessed 7 July 2018).

SPANZ.SAPAS.18.05.0210a - Date of preparation May 2018

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