The Australian Immunisation Handbook provides clinical advice for health professionals on the safest and most effective use of vaccines in their practice.

These recommendations are developed by the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) and approved by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).

About the Handbook

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What's changed?

The Australian Immunisation Handbook is an up-to-date reference. The following pages have been updated recently.

Public consultations

The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation consults with stakeholders on proposed changes to vaccination recommendations for inclusion in the Australian Immunisation Handbook. All parties are welcome to make a submission on draft recommendation/s.

Proposed changes to the recommended use of BCG vaccines to prevent tuberculosis

Publication approval

The guideline recommendations were approved by the Chief Executive Officer of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) on 14 May 2020. For additional information see About the Handbook.



The preferred citation provided is: Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI). Australian Immunisation Handbook, Australian Government Department of Health, Canberra, 2018,