NCIRS report - Vaccine preventable diseases and vaccination coverage in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People

2 December 2019

 

The National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance (NCIRS) has released two new reports focussed on Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander immunisation.

Vaccine Preventable Diseases and Vaccination Coverage in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, Australia, 2011–2015 is a comprehensive report of vaccine preventable diseases and vaccination coverage in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The Vaccination for our Mob report, a summary report for community, highlights each disease in Australia that can be prevented by a vaccine available on the National Immunisation Program (NIP).

These reports highlight the positive impacts that immunisation programs have had on the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, as well as some continuing challenges.

Webinar: Working together to improve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander immunisation

This upcoming webinar will focus on working together to improve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander immunisation with an aim to reduce inequity. NCIRS National Indigenous Immunisation Coordinator Katrina Clark and Hunter New England Health Immunisation Coordinator Patrick Cashmam will provide practical advice for immunisation providers on how to best engage and communicate with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people regarding vaccination.

This webinar, hosted by NCIRS, is open to all stakeholders and immunisation providers. Click here to register.

Date: Tuesday 10 December 2019
Time: 1.00 pm – 2.00 pm (AEDT)