Immunisation Alerts and Notices

The latest alerts and notices distributed by NSW Health, Public Health Units, Immunise Australia, Australian Government Department of Health and the National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance will be posted here.


17 Nov: Childhood immunisation coverage in SESLHD

17 Nov: Set up AIR access for providers and organisations

17 Nov: NCIRS webinar: SARS-CoV-2 vaccine development

10 Nov: Immunisation November eNews out now!

10 Nov: PneumoSmart Vaccination Tool now available!

10 Nov: Medicare provider number now required for NSW Vaccine Centre

10 Nov: Amendment to the Australian Immunisation Register Act 2015 - Public Consultation now open

10 Nov: Improving childhood influenza vaccination uptake

3 Nov: Podcast: Recommended vs Funded vaccines

3 Nov: Webinar: 2020 Shingles update


26 Oct: No Jab No Pay raises catch-up vaccination rates

26 Oct: Preparations for the 2021 Influenza Season

26 Oct: Vaccine Expiry Dates

20 Oct: pdf 2021 Influenza season (95 KB)


29 Sept: Pertussis 2020 webinar recording

21 Sept: NSW Health has released the new Immunisation Toolkit for General Practice

21 Sept: Immunisation services during the COVID-19 pandemic

22 Sept: Introduction of vaccination reminder letters for older Australians

14 Sept: Recording Indigenous status on the Australian Immunisation Register

14 sept: Feedback sought on the 2020 influenza vaccination program

14 Sept: Catch-up schedule now displayed on AIR Immunisation History Statement

8 Sept: 2020 influenza vaccines – it’s not too late to vaccinate

7 Sept: Changes to NSW Vaccine Centre online ordering process

24 Aug: Order resource:  Following vaccination – what to expect and what to do (Aug 2020)

24 Aug: Eleven years of HPV vaccine surveillance affirms safety

19 Aug: Trial changes to vaccine ordering process to address vaccine leakage

18 Aug: The new Immunisation Toolkit for general practice is now available 

18 Aug: Updated poster: Recommended sites for childhood immunisation 

17 Aug: Know the symptoms of meningococcal

10 Aug: Should people receive a second influenza vaccine in the same season?

4 Aug: Pneumococcal transition: Example cases


28 July: Pneumococcal disease webinar recording

28 July: Payments for vaccination providers

27 July: Pneumococcal changes - your questions answered

27 July: Vaccines must be protected from light 

20 July: Meningococcal webinar 17 August

14 July: Zostavax vaccine – TGA safety advisory

13 July: Prevenar13 for people aged 70 and over 

13 July: Monthly Pharmacist talking points

13 July: Pneumococcal changes FAQ

6 July: Free Meningococcal B vaccine for Indigenous infants


29 June: NSW Immunisation Schedule July 2020

29 June: New Immunisation Catch-up Calculator

29 June: 5000 Fluad Quad® available for collection

29 June: PRODA delegations 

22 June: AIR access is changing

22 June: Does your practice need Fluad Quad®?

19 June: New NIP schedules available (July 2020)

16 June: AusVaxSafety Report 2018

15 June: Pneumovax 23 recommendations

15 June: Enhancing AIR data quality

9 June: Fluad Quad®: Now available for collection

9 June: National Immunisation Program changes from 1 July 2020

9 June: Does your practice have excess Fluad Quad®?

9 June: AusVaxSafety study reassures maternal vaccination is safe

2 June:  pdf Flu Vaccination contraindictions letter (88 KB)

2 June: Fluad Quad® is back in stock with limited supply

1 June: Is your practice on the “GP practices with stock availability” list?


25 May: Fluad Quad - NSW flu vaccine supply update

18 May: Maintaining immunisation services during COVID-19

18 May: Updated NSW Pharmacist Vaccination Standard - April 2020

18 MayFAQs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people - Influenza vaccination during COVID-19

11 May: Free flu vaccine for all children under five years (<5 years old)

11 May: EOI for an Authorised Immuniser (Nurse or GP)

7 May:   pdf EOI Authorised Immuniser (141 KB)  (Application Form PDF)

4 May: New SKAI influenza resources for parents and providers

4 May: Pneumococcal vaccine update

27 April: Updates on influenza vaccine stock and the NSW Health Survey regarding availability of influenza vaccines at your practice

27 April: Updates on Influenza vaccine supply

27 April: Drive-in vaccination clinics – what you need to consider

27 April: Immunisation requirements for children in childcare remain unchanged.

27 April: Vaccination recommendations for pregnant women – new frequently asked questions

27 April: AusVaxSafety Influenza vaccine monitoring

24 April: World Immunisation Week: 24-30 April 2020

20 April: ATAGI has released a statement about the vaccination observation time during COVID-19

20 April: NSW Health update regarding influenza vaccination distribution and availability of pneumococcal vaccine

20 April: The Australian Immunisation Handbook is now available as an App to download

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9 April: FAQ - Seasonal influenza vaccination 2020

9 April: Immunisation services must continue

6 April: NSW Health advice regarding pneumococcal vaccine and coronavirus

6 April: Vaccine deliveries – making sure your practice is open to receive deliveries at the designated times

6 April: Software advice regarding the 2020 influenza vaccines for Best Practice, Medical Director and Zedmed.

6 April: Is your practice closing temporarily? Ensure your existing vaccines are correctly monitored during a closure.

3 April: Influenza vaccine FAQ by NCIRS

30 March: Advice for vaccination clinic implementation during COVID-19

30 March: FluTracking online health surveillance system used to detect the potential spread of influenza

23 March: Residential Aged Care Facilities – influenza vaccine deliveries brought forward

23 March: Childhood Immunisation Program and COVID-19

23 March: Egg allergy and influenza vaccinations in 2020

7 March: MARCH Immunisation eNews out now!

16 March: Influenza Vaccination Provider toolkit 2020 and ATAGI influenza vaccine advice is now available

16 March: Influenza vaccine pre-orders have commenced

11 March: NSW lowers the age for pharmacist influenza vaccination

11 March: Pharmacist vaccination audits

2 March : Seasonal influenza vaccination 2020

20 February: NEW Immunisation education webpage

20 February: New and improved “Save The Date To Vaccinate” app

11 February: ‘Get the Facts’ – launch of the 2020 Childhood Immunisation Education Campaign

11 February: Widespread power outages – have you checked your vaccine specific fridge?

10 February: NSW Vaccine Centre disruption to vaccine orders

10 February: Measles case confirmed in infant traveller too young to be vaccinated

10 February: Accessing the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR): Update regarding delegations

28 January: Coronavirus update

27 January: EOI – CESPHN is seeking GP and Practice Nurse Representatives for Immunisation working group

21 January: Measles alert: Nine cases of measles in NSW since Christmas

13 January: Measles alert: Seventh person to have acquired the infection in NSW since Christmas

7 January: PBAC recommends listing of meningococcal B vaccine on NIP for at risk groups


A list of the Immunisation Alerts and Notices for 2019 can be found here.