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The Australian Immunisation Handbook

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).


Get to know what's coming up or new with the Immunisation Handbook website, mobile app and the National Immunisation Catch-up Calculator (NICC).

A brand new version of the Immunisation Handbook mobile app is available for download from the Google Play and Apple App Store.
Immunisation Handbook mobile app

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.

Publication approval

The guideline recommendations were approved by the Chief Executive Officer of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) on 4 May 2022. 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 and Aged Care, Canberra, 2022,

National Immunisation Program

The National Immunisation Program (NIP) was set up by the Commonwealth and state and territory governments in 1997. It aims to increase national immunisation coverage to reduce the number of cases of diseases that are preventable by vaccination in Australia. 

For more information visit the National Immunisation Program and the National Immunisation Program Schedule on

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