Infographic. Vaccination for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adolescents and adults
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are recommended to receive extra vaccines. Some are free through the National Immunisation Program. These extra vaccines help protect against serious diseases.
- 15–18 years: seasonal influenza every year (funded under the National Immunisation Program).
- Adults: hepatitis B if non-immune and non-vaccinated. Seasonal influenza every year (funded under the National Immunisation Program). Pneumococcal vaccine – 1 dose of 13vPCV at 50 years of age or older, 1 dose of 23vPPV 12 months after 13vPCV, and a 2nd dose of 23vPPV at least 5 years later (funded under the National Immunisation Program).
- Non-pregnant women of child-bearing age: measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) if seronegative for rubella.
- Residents of the Torres Strait: Japanese encephalitis for those living in the outer Torres Strait islands.
See the Australian Immunisation Handbook for more details.
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