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The Vaccines administered cluster defines the vaccination programs offered in Australia's prisons. The cluster reports the number of vaccines administered during the National Prisoner Health Data Collection period against each vaccination type within a prison. The type of vaccines included are hepatitis A, hepatitis B, human papillomavirus (HPV), influenza, meningococcal and measles, mumps and rubella.
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The combination of the data elements: Prison—type of vaccine administered, vaccine type code N and Prison—number of vaccine doses administered, number N[NN] define the number and type of vaccines administered to prisoners during the National Prisoner Health Data Collection.
Information regarding the vaccines administered in a prison is provided by the manager of the prison's health services on the National Prisoner Health Data Collection Prison Establishment form.
Immunisation is highly effective in reducing morbidity and mortality caused by vaccine-preventable diseases. The National Immunisation Guidelines recommend that prisoners are vaccinated against influenza, hepatitis A and hepatitis B, and be up to date with routinely recommended vaccines for adults, such as the MMR vaccine (DoH 2015).
Source and reference attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
DoH (Department of Health) 2015. The Australian Immunisation Handbook. Viewed 19/11/15,
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