Public consultation on the proposed changes to the recommended use of Rabies and other Lyssaviruses, including Australian Bat Lyssavirus, vaccines in The Australian Immunisation Handbook was conducted over a four-week period from 19 October 2020 to 18 November 2020, during which time the draft recommendations were available on the Citizen Space website. The Department of Health invited a range of stakeholders, committees, working groups and interested people to provide submissions.
Following public consultation, the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation made a submission to the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), seeking its approval of the proposed changes to the recommended use of Rabies and other Lyssaviruses, including Australian Bat Lyssavirus, vaccines in The Handbook. The submission was approved by the NHMRC in June 2021.
A report outlining the public consultation comments received for the revised Rabies and other Lyssaviruses, including Australian Bat Lyssavirus recommendations and how they were addressed in the final report is available here.
Note that the public consultation document with the drafted recommendations and rationale for the changes which were released as part of this public consultation is available on Citizen Space.
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- National Health and Medical Research Council
Printed content may be out of date. For up to date information, always refer to the digital version: https://immunisationhandbook.health.gov.au/resources/publications/revised-use-of-rabies-and-other-lyssaviruses-including-australian-bat.