Research and surveillance activities include surveillance of vaccine preventable diseases, vaccination coverage and adverse events, vaccine safety and program evaluations and social research. NCIRS also provides technical support for the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation, including production of The Australian Immunisation Handbook.
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We acknowledge that the National Centre for Immunisation Research & Surveillance (NCIRS) is on the land of the traditional owners the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, the First Australians, and recognise their culture, history, diversity and their deep connection to the land. Together, through research and partnership, we aim to move to a place of equity for all. NCIRS also acknowledges and pays respect to other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nations from which our research, staff and community are drawn.
* ‘Indigenous’ is used on these pages to incorporate all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
The PowerPoint slides from our recent webinar "National Immunisation Program Schedule changes - Your questions answered" are now available. The webinar provided an outline of the changes, the rationale behind the changes and answers to common questions. View the slides here.
The following fact sheets and FAQs have been updated on the NCIRS fact sheets webpage to reflect the National Immunisation Program schedule changes that commenced on 1 July 2018:
The following immunisation schedule tables have also been updated on the immunisation schedules page on the NCIRS website: