Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children living in certain states and territories are recommended to receive hepatitis A vaccine
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children living in these states and territories are recommended to receive 2 doses of monovalent hepatitis A vaccine:
- the Northern Territory
- South Australia
- Western Australia
This is due to the increased risk for hepatitis A in this population.1 See Epidemiology.
These children should receive:
- 1st dose at 18 months of age
- 2nd dose at 4 years of age
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children <10 years of age who have not received hepatitis A vaccine at the recommended schedule points may need extra doses of vaccine and/or an alternative schedule.
See Catch-up vaccination for more details, including minimum intervals between doses.
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