Immunisation is a simple, safe and effective way of protecting people against harmful diseases before they come into contact with them in the community. Immunisation not only protects individuals, but also others in the community, by reducing the spread of disease.
The Immunise Australia Program implements the National Immunisation Program (NIP) Schedule which currently includes vaccines against a total of 16 diseases. The Australian Government provides funding for:
- State and Territory governments to obtain vaccines listed on the National Immunisation Program (NIP) in accordance with the list of Designated Vaccines.
- Medicare Australia for:
- The Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (ACIR); and
- Subsidising individual private consultations which involve immunisation through the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS).
To ensure you and your families immunisations are up to date talk to your doctor at your next appointment.