From 1 July 2020, the National Immunisation Program schedule will be updated to improve protection against meningococcal and pneumococcal disease.
These changes are:
- Introduction of meningococcal B vaccination and changes to meningococcal ACWY vaccination.
- Pneumococcal vaccination schedule will change to reflect the current best clinical evidence in preventing pneumococcal disease in adults and in people with conditions that increase their risk of disease.
These changes are being implemented following recommendations from the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation and other clinical experts.