New Pneumococcal Vaccine Program

A new vaccine is now available to better protect your child against pneumococcal disease. Prevenar 13® guards against 13 strains of the disease-causing germ – six more than the previous vaccine. From October 2011 to September 2012, a supplementary dose is available for children aged 12-35 months who have already had a primary course of the previous vaccine. For more information go to www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/peh/current_public_health_issues/updates/pneumococcal_disease_vaccination