Vaccine Preventable Diseases and Vaccination Coverage in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, Australia, 2003 to 2006

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Produced by the National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance of Vaccine Preventable Diseases and the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare on behalf of the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing Published as a supplement to the Communicable Diseases Intelligence journal Volume 32, June 2008.

Page last updated: 30 June 2008

7vPCV 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine

23vPPV 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine

ABS Australian Bureau of Statistics

ACIR Australian Childhood Immunisation Register

AIHW Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Anti-HBc Hepatitis B core antibody

ASVS Australian Standard Vaccination Schedule

ATAGI Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation

BCG Bacille Calmette-Guérin

DT (dT) Diphtheria-tetanus

DTP Diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis

DTPa Diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (acellular)

dTpa Adolescent/adult diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (acellular)

HAV Hepatitis A virus

HBV Hepatitis B virus

HBsAg Hepatitis B surface antigen

Hep A Hepatitis A (vaccine abbreviation)

Hep B Hepatitis B (vaccine abbreviation)

Hib Haemophilus influenzae type b

ICD International Classification of Diseases

ICD-10 International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision

ICD-10-AM International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, 10th Revision, Australian Modification

IgG Immunoglobulin G

IgM Immunoglobulin M

IPD Invasive pneumococcal disease

IPV Inactivated poliomyelitis vaccine

MenCCV Meningococcal C conjugate vaccine

MMR Measles-mumps-rubella

NATSIHS National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey

NCIRS National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance of Vaccine Preventable Diseases

NHMRC National Health and Medical Research Council

NHS National Health Survey

NIP National Immunisation Program

NIPII National Indigenous Pneumococcal and Influenza Immunisation (Program)

NNDSS National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System

PRP-OMP Haemophilus influenzae type b polysaccharide conjugated to the outer membrane protein of Neisseria meningitidis

PRP-T Haemophilus influenzae type b polysaccharide conjugated to tetanus toxoid

SSPE Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis

VPD Vaccine preventable disease

VZV Varicella-zoster virus