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The Implementation and Evaluation of a Program in Western Sydney to Increase Uptake of PrevenarTM Vaccine in Indigenous Babies

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal
Volume 30 Issue 3 (May/June 2006)

Abstract: A program was implemented to provide free vaccination against Streptococcus pneumoniae by the Australian government to increase the numbers of infants being immunized with the Prevenar vaccine in the Western Sydney Area, as a result of high rate of infection found in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. This program has shown that identification of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander status is an important tool to increase access to health care services for Indigenous people.

To cite this article: The Implementation and Evaluation of a Program in Western Sydney to Increase Uptake of PrevenarTM Vaccine in Indigenous Babies [online]. Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal, Vol. 30, No. 3, May/June 2006: 22-23. Availability: <http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=226613603655394;res=IELAPA> ISSN: 1037-3403. [cited 27 Sep 16].

Source: Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal, Vol. 30, No. 3, May/June 2006: 22-23 Document Type: Journal Article ISSN: 1037-3403 Subject: Indigenous children; Streptococcus pneumoniae; Infants--Health and hygiene; Aboriginal Medical Service (Sydney, N.S.W.); Identifier: Prevenar vaccine; Invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD)

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