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Immunisation newsletter - July 2017

Find out more on Victorian vaccine changes

Find out more on flu vaccination in pregnancy

Free catch-up vaccines for all young people aged 10 to 19 years and for all humanitarian entrants

From 1 July 2017 all young people 10 to 19 years of age as well as all humanitarian entrants are eligible for free catch-up vaccines on an ongoing basis through the National Immunisation Program (NIP).

This is an expansion on free catch-up NIP vaccines for all children less than 10 years of age since 1 January 2016.

This enables a nationally consistent catch-up schedule for all young people to access free recommended vaccines including the adolescent vaccines.

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Find out more information on vaccines for Australians

Hypotonic Hyporesponsive Episode: a case study

The Melbourne Vaccine Education Centre has a range of interesting case studies and other educational articles written by SAEFVIC, the Victorian vaccine safety service. Case studies include vaccine preventable diseases and adverse events following immunisation.

SAEFVIC is the central reporting service in Victoria for any significant adverse events following immunisation. Expert immunisation safety advice is provided to reporters for infants, children and adults.

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Read the latest case study Melbourne Vaccine Education Centre

Find out more on adults vaccinations

Healthy Communities: Immunisation rates for children in 2015-16

Australia has generally high immunisation rates which have increased steadily over time, but rates continue to lag in some local areas.

This 2015-16 report focuses on local area immunisation rates for children aged 5 and shows changes in immunisation rates over time. It also presents 2015–16 immunisation rates for all children and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children aged 1, 2 and 5.

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