The PneumoSmart Vaccination Tool (herein referred to as "the tool") has been created using the pneumococcal disease vaccination recommendations in the online Australian Immunisation Handbook, and has been developed to assist GPs, medical specialists and other immunisation providers to comply with them. As pneumococcal disease vaccination recommendations change, the tool will be updated by clinical experts at the Immunisation Coalition.
Catch-up pneumococcal immunisations for children less than 5 years of age are complex. Appropriate catch-up vaccines should be offered as recommended:
If no written records are available to confirm pneumococcal disease vaccination status, or the type of vaccine (Conjugate or Polysaccharide) that may have been previously administered, the provider shall proceed as if the patient has not received previous vaccinations for pneumococcal disease.