The Australian Immunisation Handbook 10th Edition
This chapter was amended on 1 August 2016.
The Australian Immunisation Handbook 10th edition (updated August 2016)
Online ISBN: 978-1-74241-862-9
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These guidelines were approved by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) on 25/01/2013 (with subsequent amendments approved by the CEO on 19/12/2013, 27/03/2015, 22/06/2015, 21/03/2016 and 01/08/2016), under Section 14A of the National Health and Medical Research Council Act 1992. In approving these guidelines the NHMRC considers that they meet the NHMRC standard for clinical practice guidelines. This approval is valid for a period of five years.
NHMRC is satisfied that they are based on the systematic identification and synthesis of the best available scientific evidence and make clear recommendations for health professionals practising in an Australian health care setting.
This publication reflects the views of the authors and not necessarily the views of the Australian Government.
While every effort has been made to check drug dosage recommendations in this Handbook, it is still possible that errors have been missed. Furthermore, dosage recommendations are continually being revised and new adverse events recognised.
Trade names used in this publication are for identification purposes only. Their use does not imply endorsement of any particular brand of drug or vaccine. This Handbook is a general guide to appropriate practice subject to clinician’s judgement in each individual case. It is designed to provide information to assist decision making using the best information available at date of National Health and Medical Research Council approval (25 January 2013, with subsequent amendments approved by the CEO on 19/12/2013, 27/03/2015, 22/06/2015, 21/03/2016 and 01/08/2016). The Australian Government Department of Health does not accept any liability for any injury, loss or damage incurred by use of or reliance on the information.
The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) was established by the then Minister for Health and Family Services in 1998 to provide expert technical and scientific advice on the Immunise Australia Program and to work cooperatively with the NHMRC on issues such as the The Australian Immunisation Handbook.
This Handbook is updated on a regular basis and changes to the recommendations or schedule may occur between publications. The Handbook and any changes between publications are available on the Immunisation website.
Tenth Edition 2016 update