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.
- 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
- To provide vaccines in the National Immunisation Programme free of charge for the target population
- To provide safe immunisation using vaccines that have been stored and transported at the recommended temperature and are correctly prepared and administered
- To introduce new vaccines, as appropriate based on assessment of disease burden, cost-effectiveness, and affordability
- To be able to treat urgently for any adverse reactions following immunisation