Jun 16, 2020
11:00 AM (WST)
From 1 July 2020 some important changes to the National Immunisation Program (NIP) and recommendations for pneumococcal, meningococcal and hepatitis A vaccination will take effect.
The pneumococcal vaccination recommendations and schedule will change to reflect the current best clinical evidence in preventing pneumococcal disease in adults and in people with conditions that increase their risk of disease. The changes seek to simplify vaccination advice by making it easier to understand who should get vaccinated, and when and which vaccine they should get.
The meningococcal vaccinations funded through the NIP will change to better protect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and people of all ages with medical conditions that increase their risk of invasive meningococcal disease. The NIP schedule for hepatitis A vaccination for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in the Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia will also be modified.
Learn what you need to know about these upcoming NIP changes in this next NCIRS webinar.