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APNA welcomes $12 million boost to national immunisation education
APNA welcomes the Australian Government’s investment of $12 million to boost the national immunisation education campaign and provide vaccinations for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and adolescents at no cost.
Health Minister Greg Hunt has announced that the additional funding will be spent over the next three years to expand the reach of the successful Immunisation: Get the facts campaign.
As the peak professional body for nurses working in primary health care, APNA represents a profession that is on the frontline of disease prevention, from newborns to the elderly and everyone in between.
Every day around 60% of primary health care nurses provide an immunisation, and a further 18% immunise at least weekly.
Many nurses are Nurse Immunisers with extended scope to administer specified vaccines and manage adverse reactions where there may not be a medical practitioner present.
Vaccination is a powerful tool that is used to safely and effectively prevent the spread of many diseases. Immunisation not only protects those vaccinated, but others in the community by reducing the spread of preventable diseases.
The current campaign will be expanded into national television advertising to raise awareness of the benefits and importance of immunisation, and brings the total investment in the campaign to $20 million over six years.
Further to this, almost 170,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and adolescents aged five to 14 years of age will now be able to access an influenza vaccine at no cost.
For more information:
• Read full announcement by Hon Greg Hunt MP
• Find out more about the National Immunisation Program
• Check out Immunisation: Get the facts campaign by the Department of Health
• Read APNA’s submission to the National Immunisation Education Framework 2016
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