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Cost of National Immunisation Program Schedule

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Dear Department of Health,

Can I please have a copy of:

- A per vaccination breakdown listing of the cost to taxpayers associated with the National Immunisation Program Schedule for all immunsations from birth to death including pregnancy, indigenous and flu vaccines

- Any studies which provide assurance of the safety of the current National Immunisation Program Schedule in its entirety

- Any studies which provide assurance of the safety of the current National Immunisation Program Schedule for children 0-4 years

- Any reports and data in relation to the health outcomes of children 0-4 years in an annual breakdown for each year since vaccinations were first recommended

- Any internal discussion in relation to the above

To assist the Department, I specifically exclude:
- Duplicates of documents (I only require 1 copy of each document)

Where possible, I would prefer that this information is provided in it's original format - that is to say, either in Microsoft Word or HTML (where received online or via email). I ask that you do not use PDFs wherever possible as it makes it difficult to read the information.

Please deal with this request informally or in accordance with your Administrative Access scheme if practicable. If this isn't practical, please consider it a formal application under the Freedom of Information Act.

Yours faithfully,

Alissa Pattrick

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Attention: Ms Pattrick

 

I refer to your FOI request below, to the Department of Health received on
11 April 2019.

 

The documents you are seeking are publicly available, please see following
links:

·         Information about expenditure on the National Immunisation
Program is publicly available.

o   Access to information on total expenditure on the National
Immunisation Program through Treasury Budget Papers.

o   Search AusTender for information on Australian Government contracts,
including for vaccines
([1]https://www.tenders.gov.au/?event=public....

·         There are no specific studies on the entire National
Immunisation Program.

o   Clinical information about specific vaccines is available through
vaccine Product Information, which can be found on the Therapeutic Goods
Administration website: [2]https://www.ebs.tga.gov.au/

o   information about the safety of vaccines provided through the National
Immunisation Program at:

§ 
[3]https://beta.health.gov.au/resources/col...

§  [4]https://www.tga.gov.au/database-adverse-...

§  [5]https://immunisationhandbook.health.gov....

·         Information about health outcomes amongst Australian children is
publicly available at:

o   Department of Health’s website:

§  Information about the surveillance system and access to specific
reports:
[6]http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/P...

§  Notification data:
[7]http://www9.health.gov.au/cda/source/cda...

o   Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s website:

§ 
[8]https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/australi...

§ 
[9]https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports-data/pop...

o   Australian Bureau of Statistics’ website:

§  [10]http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/...

 

The Department of Health will consider your request withdrawn unless you
advise us otherwise by COB 18 April 2019.

 

Regards

 

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Dear Department of Health,

 

Can I please have a copy of:

 

- A per vaccination breakdown listing of the cost to taxpayers associated
with the National Immunisation Program Schedule for all immunsations from
birth to death including pregnancy, indigenous and flu vaccines

 

- Any studies which provide assurance of the safety of the current
National Immunisation Program Schedule in its entirety

 

- Any studies which provide assurance of the safety of the current
National Immunisation Program Schedule for children 0-4 years

 

- Any reports and data in relation to the health outcomes of children 0-4
years in an annual breakdown for each year since vaccinations were first
recommended

 

- Any internal discussion in relation to the above

 

To assist the Department, I specifically exclude:

- Duplicates of documents (I only require 1 copy of each document)

 

Where possible, I would prefer that this information is provided in it's
original format - that is to say, either in Microsoft Word or HTML (where
received online or via email). I ask that you do not use PDFs wherever
possible as it makes it difficult to read the information.

 

Please deal with this request informally or in accordance with your
Administrative Access scheme if practicable. If this isn't practical,
please consider it a formal application under the Freedom of Information
Act.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Alissa Pattrick

 

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