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#178 National Immunisation Program changes


 

19 June 2020

From 1 July 2020, several changes to the National Immunisation Program (NIP) will come into effect. These changes include:

These changes are being implemented following recommendations from the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) and other clinical experts and are designed to improve protection against meningococcal and pneumococcal disease. 

The NIP clinical advice factsheets for providers, accompanied by correspondence from the Chief Medical Officer will be mailed to GPs and Aboriginal Medical Services Australia-wide.

Read the clinical update news from the Department of Health here.  

A suite of resources to support awareness and the implementation of the changes are available on the Department of Health’s website here.

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