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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 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.
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.