Neonatal hepatitis B vaccination

In accordance with NSW Health Policy Directive PD2017_036 Neonatal Hepatitis B Prevention and Vaccination Policy:

  •  All pregnant women must be offered screening for hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) and be provided with verbal and written information about hepatitis B disease and the neonatal hepatitis B immunisation program.
  • All infants must be offered hepatitis B vaccine at birth (within 7 days) and all infants born to HBsAg positive women must also be offered hepatitis B immunoglobulin (HBIG) within 12 hours of birth.
  • All infants born to HBsAg positive women must also be followed-up to ensure completion of their primary hepatitis B vaccination course and subsequent serology​.

The neonatal hepatitis B data presented here are subject to review and may underestimate the actual coverage due to delays in reporting from some maternity units.

Childhood vaccination recorded on AIR

The Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) is administered by Medicare Australia and records details of vaccinations given to persons who live in Australia. National data on immunisation coverage for the most recent quarter is available from theAIR.

Quarterly coverage data for NSW is available by:

Annualised coverage data for NSW is available:

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has released a national report: Healthy Communities: Immunisation rates for children 2015-16.

Adolescent vaccination

NSW Health offers the vaccines recommended by the National Health and Medical Research Council for adolescents in a school-based vaccination program.

Coverage data for the school program is available on Health Statistics NSW.​

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare AIHW) as released a national report on human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination coverage:
Healthy Communities: HPV Immunisation rates in 2014-15.

Vaccination of people aged 65 years and older

Data on influenza and pneumoccocal vaccination coverage of people aged 65 years and older is available on Health Statistics NSW.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Page Updated: Thursday 19 October 2017
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