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

Acknowledgement

Disclaimer: 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

We wish to acknowledge the following organisations for provision of data for this report:

The Surveillance Policy and Systems Section, Office of Health Protection, Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, for data from the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System.

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Hospitals Unit, Economics and Health Services Group, for data from the National Hospital Morbidity and Mortality databases.

The National Centre for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Statistics, Australian Bureau of Statistics, for vaccination coverage data from the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey 2004–05 and National Health Surveys 2001 and 2004–05.

The Health Insurance Commission, for vaccination coverage data from the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register.

Thanks to the following for comments on drafts:

Dr Sophie Couzos, Ms Heather Cook, Mr Peter McGinnes, Dr Shelley Deeks, Ms Kirrily Harrison and The National Advisory Group on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Information and Data.

Thanks also to Han Wang and Dr Amy Glasswell for assistance with data analysis, and Donna Armstrong for editing the final manuscript.

Caroline Turnour was a trainee with the NSW Health Public Health Officer Training Program while at the National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance of Vaccine Preventable Diseases (NCIRS).

NCIRS is supported by The Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, the NSW Department of Health and The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.