Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, or First Nations Australians, have higher rates of some vaccine‑preventable diseases compared to non‑Indigenous Australians. First Nations Australians are prioritised for additional protection through the funding of additional vaccines on the National Immunisation Program (NIP).

We have recently updated our reference page on immunisation recommendations for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The newly updated page includes:

  • a comprehensive table of funded vaccines available in each state
  • information about vaccine‑preventable diseases targeted through funding
  • information about vaccine access
  • links to helpful resources.

MEC: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people immunisation recommendations