Immunisation

Resources

Executive Summary of Tasmanian Pharmacists Administered Influenza Vaccination Program.  
Email immunisation@health.tas.gov.au for the full report.

Australian Immunisation Handbook (10th edition)

Immunisation Providers Secure Site
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Immunisation gives a very good level of protection against many serious diseases.

It uses your body's natural defence mechanism, the immune response, to build resistance to specific infection.


Immunisation providers

Find the latest information for immunisation providers in Tasmania

Want more information?

Talk to your GP or call the Public Health Hotline - Tasmania on 1800 671 738


Vaccinations and boosters

Some of the diseases often vaccinated against are diphtheria, tetanus, influenza, rubella, hepatitis B, meningococcal disease and pneumococcal disease. All of these diseases can cause serious complications and can sometimes be life-threatening. Read more about vaccinations and boosters

Vaccination – frequently asked questions


Childhood vaccinations

Vaccination in infancy and early childhood helps stop the spread of potentially life threatening diseases. These include chicken pox, mumps, whooping cough, polio and more. Read more about how to get your child vaccinated

Changes to the National Immunisation Program schedule starting 1 July 2018. Resources for consumers:


School-based immunisation program

All routine school-based adolescent vaccinations are given to girls and boys in Year 7. These include:

  • diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine – one dose
  • human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV) – two doses*

Find out more about the school based immunisation program or see the list of council run vaccination sessions

*For more information about Gardasil® 9 please refer to the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) | Clinical Advice


Adult vaccinations

Adults need vaccinations to boost their immunity against diseases they were vaccinated against when younger and against diseases that place them at greater risk when older. Some of these vaccinations are free for eligible cohorts.


Tasmanian Immunisation Strategy 2019-24

The Tasmanian Immunisation Strategy 2019-24 is the guiding document for the administration of publicly-funded vaccines in Tasmania. It has been developed within the context of the National Immunisation Strategy for Australia 2019-24 and national policy. The strategy provides clear direction for Tasmanian immunisation service providers and consumers.

Tasmanian Immunisation Strategy 2019-24

April 2020