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These guidelines were approved by the Chief Executive Officer of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) on 25/01/2013, under Section 14A of the National Health and Medical Research Council Act 1992. In approving these guidelines the NHMRC considers that they meet the NHMRC standard for clinical practice guidelines. This approval is valid for a period of five years. NHMRC is satisfied that they are based on the systematic identification and synthesis of the best available scientific evidence and make clear recommendations for health professionals practising in an Australian health care setting. The NHMRC expects that all guidelines will be reviewed no less than once every five years.

This publication reflects the views of the authors and not necessarily the views of the Australian Government.

Disclaimer

While every effort has been made to check drug dosage recommendations in this Handbook, it is still possible that errors have been missed. Furthermore, dosage recommendations are continually being revised and new adverse events recognised.

Trade names used in this publication are for identification purposes only. Their use does not imply endorsement of any particular brand of drug or vaccine. This Handbook is a general guide to appropriate practice subject to clinician’s judgement in each individual case. It is designed to provide information to assist decision making using the best information available at date of National Health and Medical Research Council approval (25 January 2013). The Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing does not accept any liability for any injury, loss or damage incurred by use of or reliance on the information.

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The ATAGI

The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) was established by the then Minister for Health and Family Services in 1998 to provide expert technical and scientific advice on the Immunise Australia Program and to work cooperatively with the NHMRC on issues such as the The Australian Immunisation Handbook.

The Handbook

This Handbook is updated with new editions on a regular basis but changes to the recommendations or schedule may occur between publications. The Handbook and any changes between publications are available on the website: www.immunise.health.gov.au. This hardcopy version of the Handbook does not contain any references — these are available on the electronic version.

Tenth Edition January 2013