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Neonatal hepatitis B vaccination

In accordance with NSW Health Policy Directive PD2023_032 Neonatal and Infant 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 may underestimate the actual coverage due to delays in reporting from some maternity units.  Following publication of PD2023_032 Neonatal and Infant Hepatitis B Prevention and Vaccination Program Policy Directive, updated reporting and monitoring responsibilities have been transferred to local health districts.​

Childhood vaccination recorded on AIR

The Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) is administered by Services Australia and records details of vaccinations given to persons who live in Australia.

Vaccination coverage rates for children at 1, 2 and 5 years of age are available as follows:

A series of annual reports on vaccination coverage in NSW is also available:

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.

Vaccination of people aged 65 years and older

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

Current as at: Tuesday 28 May 2024
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