The Australian Academy of Science has developed a suite of measles educational and promotional materials for vaccination providers and consumers, to raise awareness about measles, with a particular focus on those most at risk of the disease such as travellers or those born during or from 1966.
GPs are reminded that measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine is free for all people born during or after 1966, who haven’t had measles or two doses of measles vaccine.
The Australian Government’s Department of Health has launched a human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination communication campaign (including translations), aimed at increasing awareness and understanding of the benefits, importance, safety and efficacy of the HPV vaccine, and increasing uptake of the vaccine delivered in schools through the National Immunisation Program. The primary audience for the campaign is parents of young adults, and young adults aged up to 19 years who are eligible for free catch-up doses. A campaign news item is also available.