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Vaccination for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Some vaccines have different recommendations for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Some vaccines have different recommendations for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For children, these are vaccines against:

  • hepatitis A
  • influenza 
  • meningococcal disease
  • pneumococcal disease
  • tuberculosis (BCG [bacille Calmette–Guérin] vaccine)

For adults, these are vaccines against:

  • hepatitis B
  • influenza
  • pneumococcal disease

See Infographic. Vaccination for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adolescents and adults.

Page history

Date added: 
9 June 2018
Last updated: 
8 June 2018
Last reviewed: 
8 June 2018
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Definitions

BCG
bacille Calmette-Guérin
PRP
polyribosylribitol phosphate
13vPCV
13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine
23vPPV
23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine