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Pneumococcal disease

Information about pneumococcal disease, vaccines and recommendations for vaccination from the Australian Immunisation Handbook

Vaccination for certain groups of people is funded under the National Immunisation Program and by states and territories.

Page history

Last updated: 
20 September 2019
Last reviewed: 
20 September 2019
20 September 2019

Editorial changes to the recommendations for people with medical risk factors and guidance for co-administration with other vaccines.

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8 June 2018

Changes to the pneumococcal vaccination schedule.

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9 April 2018

Changes to recommendations.

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Definitions

13vPCV
13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine
23vPPV
23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine
AIDS
acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
Vic
Victoria
WA
Western Australia
IPD
invasive pneumococcal disease
7vPCV
7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine
10vPCV
10-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine
ATAGI
Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation
JE
Japanese encephalitis
ELISA
enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay
WHO
World Health Organization