Thu, 02/21/2019 | News

Australian Government Department of Health National Immunisation Strategy for Australia 2019–2024

The Australian Government Department of Health has released the National Immunisation Strategy 2019-2024, which builds on the success of the previous 5-year strategy (2013–2018), and aims to expand and improve the National Immunisation Program.

The strategy is consistent with the World Health Organization’s Global Vaccine Action Plan. It is also consistent with Australian, state and territory government efforts to reform the health system by encouraging a greater focus on health rather than illness, and improving Australia’s preventive health system.

Its aim is to prevent disease and severe outcomes of disease by maximising immunisation coverage in people of all ages. Read the full report here.