Vaccines administered cluster
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Set Specification|
|DSS type:||Data Element Cluster|
|Scope:||These data elements are used in conjunction with each other to describe the vaccination programs offered in Australia's prisons. They are collected together and reported as the number of vaccines administered during the National Prisoner Health Census period against each vaccination type within a prison.|
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
The Vaccines administered cluster comprises two data elements that, in combination, describe the number of hepatitis B, human papillomavirus (HPV) and meningococcal vaccines administered to prisoners during the National Prisoner Health Census period.
This is achieved by the combination of the two data elements: Establishment (prison)—type of vaccine administered, code N and Establishment (prison)—number of vaccines administered, number N[NN].
The Vaccines administered cluster describes the following information:
|Collection methods:||Information regarding the vaccines administered in a prison is provided by the manager of the prison's health services on the National Prisoner Health Census Prison Establishment form.|
|Comments:||Immunisation is highly effective in reducing morbidity and mortality caused by vaccine-preventable diseases. The National Immunisation Guidelines recommend that prisoners are vaccinated against hepatitis B and that females aged 19–26 years of age are vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV) (NHMRC 2008).|
Source and reference attributes
|Submitting organisation:||Australian Institute of Health and Welfare|
|Reference documents:||NHMRC (National Health and Medical Research Council) 2008. The Australian Immunisation Handbook (9th edn). Canberra: Department of Health and Ageing.|
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