The Australian Immunisation Handbook 10th edition - What's new 2016 update

This slide set has been developed by NCIRS to accompany the 2016 update of the 10th edition of The Australian Immunisation Handbook.

It summarises the changes included in the 2016 annual update of the Handbook and is intended for use by immunisation providers as an educational tool.

You will require Adobe Acrobat Reader to access this file.

Tables and selected figures from the 10th edition Handbook are also available on our provider resources page.

 The 2016 annual update was approved by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) in August 2016 and is now published on the Immunise Australia website (available online only). The latest online version of  the Handbook includes updates published in 2014, 2015 and 2016. It supersedes the original 10th edition of The Australian Immunisation Handbook published (in hard copy and online) by the Australian Government Department of Health in March 2013.

Instructions for use after downloading the slide set

Instructions for viewing as a full screen presentation using Adobe Acrobat Reader:

  • Click on the presentation which will open up in an Adobe window
  • Click on VIEW from the pull down menu at the top of the screen
  • The presentation will then occupy the whole screen as for a slide show.
  • To exit from the full screen view, press the ESC button and you go back to initial Adobe view.

Note: This version includes internal hyperlinks (allowing readers to jump directly to any specific topic within the presentation) and external hyperlinks to relevant additional web resources (external to the NCIRS website). 


This material is copyright © NCIRS. It may be reproduced in its entirety only (without edit or modification) for study or training purposes, subject to the inclusion of an acknowledgement of the source. It is not to be used for commercial use or sale. Apart from any use as permitted under the Copyright Act 1968, all other rights are reserved.
In compiling the information contained in, and accessed through, this training package, NCIRS has used its best endeavours to ensure that the information is correct and current at the time of publication (31 August 2016) but takes no responsibility for any error, omission or defect therein. The full text of The Australian Immunisation Handbook 10th edition should be consulted for clarification of any specific issues arising from the training package.


This version of the slide set is provided for historical reference only. The most recent version of the slide set (outlining the most recent updates to the Handbook) is provided above.

June 2015

Slide set summarising updates to the 10th edition Handbook published in 2014 and 2015.

March 2013

Slide set summarising what’s new in the 10th edition compared to the 9th edition Handbook.


Last updated August 2016