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A national immunisation coverage target provides a goal against which Australia can measure its immunisation coverage. The Global Vaccine Action Plan 2011-2020 encourages countries to demonstrate a commitment to immunisation.
The Department has developed a template which provides a checklist for immunisation providers to consider before vaccinating a patient with Zostavax (pre-vaccination checklist).
From early 2018, young Australians have free access to the new human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, Gardasil®9 that protects against more types of HPV infection.
The Australian Government will invest $3 million under the Medical Research Future Fund to advance stem cell research projects for kids.
The South Australian Academic Health Science and Translation Centre will receive funding under the Medical Research Future Fund to deliver new ground breaking medical research projects.
Australian competitors for the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 (IG2018) are in their final stages of preparation. There are just 100 days to go until the opening ceremony on 20 October 2018. Let the countdown begin!
More than $12 million is being provided to two research translation centres through the Medical Research Future Fund to help tackle some of Australia’s big health challenges.
It is positive that people have heard the message and are taking action to get vaccinated against influenza. Record numbers of seasonal influenza vaccines have been brought into the country this year.
The Australian Medical Research Advisory Board will be seeking comment, through online submissions and public forums in July and August.
The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) has new advice to support school based immunisation providers with the introduction of Gardasil®9 in a 2-dose schedule from January 2018.
A $100 million research fund set up by the Government aims to double survival rates for brain cancer over the next ten years, with the ultimate goal of one day defeating brain cancer.
The 2018–19 Budget includes a $1.3 billion Health and Medical Industry Growth plan to drive a new era of better health care while fuelling jobs and growth in new firms and industries through research.
A revolutionary 3D BioPen that uses stem cells to create cartilage is one of the innovative research projects being funded by the Australian Government.
From 16 August 2017, general practitioners (GPs), paediatricians, infectious disease physicians, public health physicians and clinical immunologists can issue a medical exemption to vaccination that will be recognised by the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR).
New access arrangements under the National Immunisation Program (NIP) to provide free catch-up vaccines for all individuals aged 10 to 19 years, and refugees and humanitarian entrants aged 20 years and over from 1 July 2017.
The best medical advice and research shows that codeine is no better for pain than other over the counter medicines, Australia’s Chief Medical Officer, Professor Brendan Murphy, said today.
Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) clinical advice to support the introduction of Rotarix® to replace RotaTeq® in specified Australian states (Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria and Queensland) from 1 July 2017.