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National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance (NCIRS)

National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance (NCIRS)

NCIRS is the leading research organisation in Australia that provides independent expert advice on all aspects of vaccine preventable diseases, and other issues related to immunisation, to inform policy and planning for immunisation services in Australia.

Research and surveillance activities include surveillance of vaccine preventable diseases, monitoring of vaccination coverage, evaluation of vaccination programs, monitoring of vaccine safety and social research. NCIRS also provides technical support to the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation, including development and review of technical content for The Australian Immunisation Handbook.

NCIRS brings together experts in public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, paediatrics, internal medicine, infectious diseases, epidemiology and quantitative and qualitative survey methods.

AusVaxSafety

Led by NCIRS and funded by the Australian Government Department of Health, AusVaxSafety is a world-leading national vaccine safety surveillance system. Using de-identified data reported directly from people receiving the vaccines (or their parent or carer), AusVaxSafety monitors adverse events following immunisation and facilitates early detection of potential vaccine safety issues. In the days following vaccination, responses are solicited via an automated SMS using AusVaxSafety surveillance tools (SmartVax or Vaxtracker), which have been implemented in more than 300 sentinel sites across Australia. For more information, visit ausvaxsafety.org.au.

SKAI – Sharing Knowledge About Immunisation

The SKAI website for parents contains information that you can trust, including information about the vaccinations recommended for your child between birth and 4 years. It also provides answers to the common questions parents ask about vaccination.

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This information was originally published on healthdirect - National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance (NCIRS).

Last reviewed: July 2019

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Vaccine safety | NCIRS

They may be a bit unsettled and cry a little more than usual or they can be a bit tired after their vaccinations for a day or two

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HPV vaccination | NCIRS

"Is the HPV vaccine really safe" is a fact sheet about the safety of the HPV vaccine that has been developed by SKAI - Sharing Knowledge About Immunisation

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Influenza vaccination during COVID-19 - FAQs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people | NCIRS

Influenza (flu) is a serious illness that can lead to hospitalisation or even death, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have a higher risk of serious disease

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Immunisation schedules | NCIRS

The Australian National Immunisation Program (NIP) is funded by the Australian government and implemented by state and territory departments of health

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Immunisation records | NCIRS

Your immunisation history statement has all your vaccines that have been recorded on the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR)

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Injection site reactions | NCIRS

The content of this information sheet were last updated in July 2019

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No Jab No Play, No Jab No Pay | NCIRS

Your child must meet immunisation requirements if you get Family Tax Benefit (FTB) Part A or child care fee assistance

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Travel vaccination | NCIRS

People planning to travel overseas may need some additional vaccines for protection against infectious diseases which they may be exposed to in their country of travel

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SKAI - supporting communities | NCIRS

SKAI – Sharing Knowledge About Immunisation is a suite of vaccination communication support tools

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Meningococcal vaccines for Australians | NCIRS

Invasive meningococcal disease (IMD) is a serious bacterial infection caused by Neisseria meningitidis (N. meningitidis).

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