New provider resources about influenza vaccination for First Nations’ people

Vaccination providers play an important role in offering influenza vaccines for First Nations people. New resources are now available to support vaccination providers in having conversations with First Nations’ families.

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In Australia, seasonal influenza (flu) is the second most common vaccine-preventable disease contributing to hospitalisation. First Nations people are more likely to experience severe influenza.

Vaccination providers have an important role to play by offering and recommending the influenza vaccine. The vaccine is available under the National Immunisation Program to all First Nations people aged 6 months and over.

New resources are available to help vaccination providers have culturally appropriate and supportive conversations about influenza vaccination with First Nations families. While the new resources focus on influenza vaccination, you can apply the conversation principles to other vaccinations. The new resources have been developed as part of the Sharing Knowledge About Immunisation (SKAI) communication package to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The resources include:

Use these resources and other helpful links through the following webpage: Supporting conversations about vaccinations with Aboriginal and Torres Strait people.

More influenza vaccination resources are available

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