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.
NPS MedicineWise and the National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance (NCIRS) have launched an online PHN immunisation community designed to serve as a central hub where PHN staff can have the latest evidence-based information, tools and immunisation resources at their fingertips.
The Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines for Australians factsheet and HPV vaccines – frequently asked questions are now updated. The factsheet has been updated to include information on Gardasil®9.
These and other NCIRS factsheets are available on the NCIRS factsheets webpage.