National Immunisation Program Changes - 1 July 2020
From 1 July 2020, there are a number of changes to the National Immunisation Program coming into effect. These changes include:
- Introduction of meningococcal B vaccination and changes to meningococcal ACWY vaccination
- Hepatitis A vaccination schedule points for ATSI children in NT, QLD, SA and WA will change in consideration of the introduction of the meningococcal B vaccine
- Pneumococcal vaccination 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
To support awareness and implementation of the changes, the Australian Government has developed a suite of educational and promotional communication resources hosted via a news item on the Department of Health's immunisation website.