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Great News: Free Vaccines
From the 1st of July 2020, vaccines recommended for people without a functioning spleen will be funded under the National Immunisation Program (NIP)The free vaccines include Bexsero (Meningococcal B) Nimenrix (Meningococcal ACWY) Prevenar 13 (13-valent pneumococcal conjugate) Pneumovax 23 (23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide) Act-HIB (Haemophilus influenzae type b)What is the National Immunisation Program (NIP)? The NIP provides free vaccines to eligible people to help reduce diseases that can be prevented by vaccination.How do I know which vaccines I need? You and your GP can find the latest vaccine recommendations on this website, or in The Australian Immunisation Handbook. Where can I get immunised? Make an appointment with your general practitioner (GP) to receive the vaccinations. In some cases you may also receive the vaccinations in a hospital. Are there any cost to get the vaccines? The vaccines are free but your GP may charge you for the appointment or administration.Please click the link above to read the full update.
Spleen Australia encourages our patients to have a COVID-19 vaccination. We believe that people without a functioning spleen are in the 1b priority category. You can take your Spleen Australia report to your medical provider or community hub as proof of your medical condition.
We will be updating our website as more information becomes available.
Updated on 26/07/2021