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Poster showcases the milestone ages when Aboriginal children should be immunised.
The term Aboriginal is inclusive of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
There are additional recommendations for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people for some vaccines due to a higher risk of some vaccine preventable diseases.
Under the National Immunisation Program, Aboriginal children in South Australia are also recommended to receive the following additional vaccines:
For more information on additional vaccines, see the Childhood Immunisation Program: Frequently asked questions.
Adolescents will be offered vaccines through the School Immunisation Program in years 7, 8 and 10.
The immunisations provided in Year 8 are:
A booster dose of the diphtheria, whooping cough and tetanus vaccine is needed to make sure adolescents remain protected against these diseases. The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is more effective if delivered at a specific age.
The immunisations provided in Year 10 are:
Meningococcal vaccines are also recommended for students in high school years as they have a higher risk of infection with meningococcal disease.
For more information on vaccines offered through the School Immunisation Program, the following video resources are available:
See Immunisation for adolescents, Australian Department of Health and Aged Care, for more information.
In addition to the vaccines recommended on the School Immunisation Program, Aboriginal adolescents and adults are recommended to receive the following:
As per the National Immunisation Program Schedule, Aboriginal adults are recommended to receive the following vaccines:
For more information please speak with your doctor or immunisation provider.