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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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Information about COVID-19 vaccines for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People

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Influenza vaccines – Frequently Asked Questions

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Influenza vaccination 2021 | NCIRS

The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation has released its advice for immunisation providers regarding the administration of 2021 seasonal influenza vaccines

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How do I know the vaccines are safe? | Sharing Knowledge about Immunisation | SKAI

Any suspected problem with a vaccine is thoroughly investigated by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)

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Vaccinations for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander babies and children | Sharing Knowledge about Immunisation | SKAI

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander babies and children are special and can get extra protection with other vaccines

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SKAI - supporting communities | NCIRS

SKAI – Sharing Knowledge About Immunisation is a suite of vaccination communication support tools

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What is in the vaccines? | Sharing Knowledge about Immunisation | SKAI

Antigens train the immune system to clear disease-causing germs (bacteria or viruses) from the body quickly, before they can cause serious illness

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Vaccines for Australian adults | NCIRS

Webinar video now available - Australia’s COVID-19 vaccine program reset: navigating safety, acceptance and uptakeRead the full article

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Vaccine components | NCIRS

Webinar video now available - Australia’s COVID-19 vaccine program reset: navigating safety, acceptance and uptakeRead the full article

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Pneumococcal | NCIRS

Webinar video now available - Australia’s COVID-19 vaccine program reset: navigating safety, acceptance and uptakeRead the full article

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