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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.
South Australia’s School Immunisation Program provides free recommended vaccines for students as part of the National Immunisation Program.
The immunisations provided in Year 7 are:
Human papillomavirus is a common sexually transmitted virus that can affect everyone.
The (HPV) vaccine is most effective if given between ages 10 to 13, before any exposure.
Children should have received several doses of a diphtheria, tetanus and whooping cough vaccine as a child. A booster dose of the vaccine is recommended in Year 7 to maintain protection against these diseases.
For more information about the diseases and vaccines see the Year 7 fact sheet (PDF 662KB).
The immunisations provided in Year 10 are:
Meningococcal vaccines are recommended for students in high school, between ages 14 to 16, due to their increased risk of meningococcal disease.
Kissing, being a smoker, and attending large gatherings such as parties, concerts and other crowded events increases the risk of young adults being exposed to meningococcal disease.
For more information about the diseases and vaccines see the Year 10 fact sheet (PDF 600KB).
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.