Extra vaccines for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. 12 and 18 months schedule point.

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Publication date: 
4 December 2018
Last updated: 
30 January 2019
Publication type: 
Intended audience: 
General public

The AusVaxSafety system actively monitors vaccine safety throughout Australia. Extra National Immunisation Program vaccines for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children receive hepatitis A vaccine and pneumococcal vaccine in addition to the routinely scheduled vaccines at 12 months and 18 months. This infographic provides a visual representation of the number of parents and carers who responded to an SMS about their child's health a few days after their 12 month and 18 month vaccinations. The infographic shows the percentage of reported adverse events, reported non events, the percentage of those who took their child to a doctor or emergency department in the days after vaccination, the most commonly reported events of the parents and carers who reported one or more adverse events. The infographic also displays the vaccines given to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children at 12 and 18 months in 2016-17 and what diseases the vaccines protect against.