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National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance (NCIRS)

National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance (NCIRS)

NCIRS is the leading research organisation in Australia that provides independent expert advice on all aspects of vaccine preventable diseases, and other issues related to immunisation, to inform policy and planning for immunisation services in Australia.

Research and surveillance activities include surveillance of vaccine preventable diseases, monitoring of vaccination coverage, evaluation of vaccination programs, monitoring of vaccine safety and social research. NCIRS also provides technical support to the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation, including development and review of technical content for The Australian Immunisation Handbook.

NCIRS brings together experts in public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, paediatrics, internal medicine, infectious diseases, epidemiology and quantitative and qualitative survey methods.

AusVaxSafety

Led by NCIRS and funded by the Australian Government Department of Health, AusVaxSafety is a world-leading national vaccine safety surveillance system. Using de-identified data reported directly from people receiving the vaccines (or their parent or carer), AusVaxSafety monitors adverse events following immunisation and facilitates early detection of potential vaccine safety issues. In the days following vaccination, responses are solicited via an automated SMS using AusVaxSafety surveillance tools (SmartVax or Vaxtracker), which have been implemented in more than 300 sentinel sites across Australia. For more information, visit ausvaxsafety.org.au.

SKAI – Sharing Knowledge About Immunisation

The SKAI website for parents contains information that you can trust, including information about the vaccinations recommended for your child between birth and 4 years. It also provides answers to the common questions parents ask about vaccination.

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Last reviewed: July 2019

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Video Explainers | SKAI

What will happen when I get there?How can I make it easier for my child?

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Adults | AusVaxSafety

Surveillance of 2019 influenza vaccine safety commenced from 1 April 2019

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Seniors | AusVaxSafety

In the context of no safety signals identified during two years of surveillance in over 18,000 participants, AusVaxSafety concludedactive surveillance of zoster vaccine safety in November 2018

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Information about non-vaccination | SKAI

If you choose not to vaccinate your child, they will be more likely to catch a range of infectious diseases that can be serious

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Pertussis vaccine during pregnancy | AusVaxSafety

he current reported event rates are consistent with what are expected according to the existing data

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HPV vaccine | AusVaxSafety

From January 2018 a new HPV vaccine, Gardasil9, is being funded under the National Immunisation Program

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Adolescents | AusVaxSafety

From January 2018 a new HPV vaccine, Gardasil9, is being funded under the National Immunisation Program

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6 weeks | SKAI

When your baby is six weeks old, it is recommended they have three vaccines: combined (or hexavalent) DTPa-Hib-IPV-HepB, 13vPCV, and rotavirus.Only two of the vaccines are needles, usually given in babies legs. The other vaccine is given as drops put into your babys mouth to swallow.

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Immunisation records | NCIRS

Your immunisation history statement has all your vaccines that have been recorded on the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR)

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NCIRS position statement on HPV vaccination | NCIRS

Immunisation against human papillomavirus (HPV) has been available under Australias National Immunisation Program since 2007 and is highly effective in preventing infection with HPV

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