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The immunisation history tables provide a summary of the significant events in vaccination practice in Australia, particularly for vaccines used in population-based immunisation programs.
The information provided in these tables has been obtained from a wide range of historical sources, including the Australian Immunisation Handbook; vaccine preventable diseases and vaccination coverage reports; and state, territory and federal government health department information.
Generic names rather than trade names have been used to describe vaccines, except in rare instances.
When using these tables, the following definitions apply:
‘Registered’ refers to the date on which the Therapeutic Goods Administration first approved the use of a vaccine.
‘Recommended’ refers to when a vaccine was formally recommended for use in a particular group, with or without funding. For national recommendations in the last two decades, this has most commonly been done by the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) via the Australian Immunisation Handbook.
‘Funded’ refers to when the vaccine was available at no cost to the recipient. This most often refers to vaccines funded under the National Immunisation Program (NIP) but can also include state/territory and other funded programs.
Immunisation policy and practice [PDF – 287kB] July 2021
COVID-19 [PDF - 145kB] April 2023
Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis [PDF – 169kB] November 2022
Haemophilus influenzae type b [PDF – 57kB] November 2022
Hepatitis A [PDF – 60kB] July 2020
Hepatitis B [PDF – 197kB] November 2022
Human papillomavirus (HPV) [PDF – 69kB] April 2023
Influenza [PDF – 174kB] November 2022
Japanese encephalitis [PDF – 134kB] November 2022
Measles, mumps, rubella [PDF – 81kB] December 2019
Meningococcal [PDF – 214kB] April 2023
Mpox (formerly known as monkeypox) [PDF - 254kB] December 2022
Pneumococcal [PDF – 167kB] April 2023
Polio [PDF – 131kB] November 2022
Q fever [PDF – 40kB] July 2018
Rotavirus [PDF – 20kB] August 2017
Varicella [PDF – 71kB] July 2018
Zoster [PDF – 117kB] November 2022
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