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Immunisation news – July 2016

Keep up to date with vaccine information and recommendations.

In this issue:

  • Pharmacy immunisers
  • Comparing DTPa and dTpa containing vaccines
  • Catch-up immunisation for refugees and asylum seekers
  • Immunisation status certificate content for kinder/childcare
  • Meningococcal disease and vaccination

Catch-up immunisation for refugees and asylum seekers

Refugees and asylum seekers are overdue vaccines due to different country of origin schedules, and issues with health access. Vaccinate them to be equivalent to an Australian-born person of the same age. A Catch-up immunisation resource provides clinical advice, resource links, and information about the impact of recent immunisation policy on refugee families.

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