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The Australian Government is extending childhood immunisation arrangements for family assistance payments to increase immunisation rates of children residing in Australia.
The Pertussis Chapter, 4.12, of the 10th Edition of the Australian Immunisation Handbook has been updated and includes two changes to recommendations in the administration of pertussis-containing vaccine.
Meningococcal B vaccine and clinical advice for immunisation providers regarding the use of Bexsero® (4CMenB). From 5 March 2014, the recombinant multicomponent meningococcal B vaccine Bexsero® (4CMenB) became available through purchase on the private market.
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.