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National Indigenous pneumococcal and influenza immunisation program (NIPII)

 

Overview

The National Indigenous pneumococcal and influenza immunisation program (NIPII) provides free pneumococcal and influenza vaccines to select Indigenous Australian population groups that are considered at higher risk.

Pneumococcal vaccination is free to Indigenous Australians who are:

Influenza vaccination is free to Indigenous Australians who are over 15 years of age.

The vaccinations are delivered through community controlled Aboriginal Medical Services (AMS), state and territory immunisation clinics and general practitioners.

Note: Pneumococcal vaccination is provided free to Indigenous children up to four years of age as a part of the separate National Immunisation Program Schedule which is applicable to Indigenous and non-Indigenous children.

The program is a part of the Immunise Australia program supported by the Australian Government Department of Health.

Abstract adapted from the Australian Government Department of Health

Contacts

Immunise Australia
Australian Government Department of Health
GPO Box 9848
Canberra ACT 2601
Ph: 1800 671 811
Email: immune.coord@health.gov.au.

Related publications

National Immunisation program schedule (2013)

Australian Government Department of Health

This National immunisation program schedule provides information on the recommended national immunisation requirements for Australians of all ages. The schedule was updated on 1 July 2013, and supersedes the previous version published in 2007.

The schedule was produced as a part of the Immunise Australia program.

Abstract adapted from Immunise Australia

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Last updated: 6 November 2013
 
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