This report complements other reports providing data on immunisation coverage in Australia and highlights important trends, as well as policy and program changes in relation to these trends.
This project has generated important ideas that may help to further improve implementation of school vaccination programs, including allowing electronic consent, increasing student engagement, improving access to previous vaccination records and increasing school staff accountability.
This report focuses on local area immunisation rates for children aged 5 and shows changes over time.
Immunisation against the highly contagious human papillomavirus (HPV) can prevent cervical and other cancers, and other HPV-related diseases. The National HPV Vaccination Program has been immunising adolescent girls since 2007 and was extended to boys in 2013.
This third Healthy Communities report on HPV...
The latest Australian Child Health Poll has revealed a worrying pattern of practice in Australian health care, in which some unvaccinated children are being refused care by health care providers.
The poll found that one in six Australian children who are not up-to-date with...
This document is a service activity report over two years (1 July 2014 - 30 June 2016).
It highlights the core service activity, as well as additional immunisation programs undertaken by the RCH Immunisation Service team.
This report was commissioned by the New South Wales (NSW) Child Death Review Team (CDRT) to:
• Describe child deaths in NSW from diseases for which a vaccine is currently available in Australia, over the period 2005 to 2014; and
• Provide recommendations...
This special edition of the 'Policy Studies' journal examines performance measurement in social and public policy and public services. Taking a policy instrument perspective the papers in the edition, the articles examine the postitive and negative effects of performance measurement, and what works.
Rates of childhood immunisation in Australia are high and have been maintained at a high level for the past decade. Although most children are fully immunised, even small lapses in coverage can increase the risk of highly contagious diseases like measles. For...
This 10th annual immunisation coverage report shows data for the calendar year 2016 derived from the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) and the National Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccination Program Register.
Although the percentage of children fully immunised in Australia is high, rates are not uniform across the country and there are significant variations at the local level.
Overview: The third report on child immunisation rates from the National Health Performance Authority finds that...
Provides a perspective on the importance of immunisation as a unique global health concern in that it is not a time-limited issue.
Background When one speaks of global health, there are few issues that actually have a health impact globally rather than in...
The health and independence report reviews the state of public health in New Zealand.
This year’s report focuses on a number of high profile areas for the health and disability system including pregnancy and early childhood, mental health and wellbeing, and vulnerable groups....
In August 2014, the Ministry of Health held a workshop to discuss strategies for achieving increased coverage of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) immunisation in the future.
This document outlines a plan for progressing and revitalising the HPV immunisation programme for 12-year-old girls. The plan uses...
This audit examined the effectiveness of the Department of Human Services’ administration of the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register.
Audit objective, criteria and scope
The audit objective was to examine the effectiveness of the Department of Human Services’ (Human Services) administration of the...
The $26 million pro-immunisation package announced by Health Minister Sussan Ley this week has provided a rare moment of bipartisan consensus.
Rather than make political hay of the issue, Labor leader Bill Shorten affirmed his support for the Abbott government’s push to boost vaccination...
Broad-scale immunisation has saved millions of lives worldwide, making it the most effective form of disease prevention we have. Meanwhile, new vaccines and delivery methods continue to be discovered. Why, then, are vaccination rates at dangerously low levels in parts of Australia and overseas? What...
Trying to tell whether a preventive health program will be as effective—and cost-effective—as its proponents claim is a difficult task for policymakers and voters. This paper offers a toolkit to assist in their evaluations, in the form of eight questions to ask of any preventive...
Provides an approach for primary care physicians to enable effective communication with parents who have different levels of concerns about vaccinations and awareness of currently available resources that may be used to support discussions.
Background Vaccine hesitancy is becoming increasingly recognised...
Nobel Laureate Professor Rolf Zinkernagel presented a Public Lecture at the The John Curtin School of Medical Research (JCSMR) at ANU on 25 August 2014 entitled 'Why do we not have a vaccine against HIV or TB?'
Prior to the public lecture the Curtin...