National Immunisation Policy 2015

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Description: This Policy outlines the immunisation schedule for infants and children in the Cook Islands, including clinical guidelines on the safest and most effective use of vaccines.


  1. To vaccinate infants and children against the following eleven (11) diseases: Tuberculosis, Hepatitis B, Poliomyelitis, Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Haemophilus Influenza type b (Hib), Mumps, Measles and Rubella, Human Papilloma Virus
  2. To provide vaccines in the National Immunisation Programme free of charge for the target population
  3. To provide safe immunisation using vaccines that have been stored and transported at the recommended temperature and are correctly prepared and administered
  4. To introduce new vaccines, as appropriate based on assessment of disease burden, cost-effectiveness, and affordability
  5. To be able to treat urgently for any adverse reactions following immunisation

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