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29 June Immunisation Weekly Update

READ NOW:  Immunisation Weekly newsletter - topics include:

  • Monkeypox (MPX) resources
  • Booster dose protects against Omicron
  • Novavax as a booster dose
  • Vaccination campaigns
  • Influenza vaccination coverage 2022 
  • Vaccine Administration Errors
  • Opportunistic vaccination against flu and COVID-19
  • Vaccine Acceptance in General Practice

22 June Immunisation Weekly Update

READ NOW:  22 June - Immunisation Weekly newsletter - topics include:

  • Long COVID management 
  • Measles case identified
  • High influenza activity in children
  • Coverage rates in Canterbury-Bankstown LGA
  • Speaking to parents about vaccines 
  • Novavax shelf-life extension
15 June Immunisation Weekly Update

READ NOW:  15 June - Immunisation Weekly newsletter - topics include:

  • First booster dose for at-risk 12-15 year olds
  • GP reimbursement form for flu vaccines
  • Do you know your Power Failure Action Plan?
  • Updated pregnancy clinical advice 
  • Authorised Nurse Immuniser - Policy Directive update
8 June Immunisation Weekly Update

READ NOW:  8 June - Immunisation Weekly newsletter - topics include:


  • Free flu vaccine in June 
  • Zostavax and Prevenar 13 supply issues
  • Whooping couch vaccine in pregnancy
  • Japanese encephalitis virus - Health professionals kit
  • Get ready for winter
  • mRNA can be used until end of day on thaw used by date
1 June Immunisation Weekly Update

READ NOW:  1 June - Immunisation Weekly newsletter - topics include:

  • Free flu vaccine in June
  • Flu vaccine orders - SVC
  • Updated COVID-19 vaccine flowchart
  • Winter booster for at-risk people aged 16 to 64 years
25 May Immunisation Weekly Update

READ NOW:  25 May - Immunisation Weekly newsletter - topics include:

  • Childhood immunisation coverage rates
  • Aboriginal vaccination and cultural awareness training
  • Influenza vaccination for children under 5 years
  • Updated ATAGI statement on the Clinical use of Zoster vaccine
  • Karen Orr Nurse Education Scholarship - 2022 applications now open
18 May Immunisation Weekly Update

READ NOW:  18 May - Immunisation Weekly newsletter - topics include:

  • Australian immunisation handbook update
  • Minimum order for pfizer decreased to 60 doses
  • Errors relating to shelf-life extension of COVID-19 vaccines
  • Latest updates to clinical guidance for COVID-19 vaccines
  • COVID-19 and flu vaccine can be administered at the same time
  • AusVaxSafety 2022 flu vaccine safety data now available
11 May Immunisation Weekly Update

READ NOW:  11 May - Immunisation Weekly newsletter - topics include:

  • Practice nurse orientation event
  • Opportunistic shingles vaccination
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities: COVID-19 update
  • Adolescent vaccines now available in pharmacies
  • Winter preparedness and flu vaccine
  • International Nurses Day 2022
3 May Immunisation Weekly Update

READ NOW:  3 May - Immunisation Weekly newsletter - topics include:

  • Indigenous: Adult immunisations 
  • Indigenous: COVID-19 vaccine uptake
  • mRNA vaccine dose interval extended to 8 weeks
  • ATAGI flowchart: COVID-19 vaccine recommendation by age and population group
  • Defer COVID-19 vaccination for 3 months after SARS-CoV-2 infection
  • RAT now acceptable for temporary vaccine exemption
  • IFNAR1 Deficiency and serious adverse events following immunisation
  • SPIKEVAX Bivalent Zero/Omicron COVID-19 vaccine 
  • Webinar: Preventing shingles and its complications
27 April Immunisation Weekly Update

READ NOW:  27 April - Immunisation Weekly newsletter - topics include:

  • Immunisation for Indigenous children
  • Pharmacy: Fluad Quad 
  • Flu vaccine for children under 5 years
  • MBS items: COVID-19 and Flu co-administration 
  • Low vaccination uptake in children for COVID-19
  • Why is a Booster dose important?
20 April Immunisation Weekly Update

READ NOW:  20 April - Immunisation Weekly newsletter - topics include:

  • Vaccine withdrawals
  • Second dose due for 5-11 year olds  
  • Booster dose NOT recommended for 12–15 year olds
  • Winter dose: Error advice
  • Influenza vaccine uptake  
  • Importance of HPV vaccine course completion
13 April Immunisation Weekly Update

READ NOW:  13 April - Immunisation Weekly newsletter - topics include:

  • Booster doses not recommended for people aged 12-15 years
  • Site or vaccine withdrawals from COVID-19 program
  • Extenstion of MBS items and  COVID-19 incentives
  • Novavax safety data
  • Use of sedation for COVID-19 vaccination
  • In-language videos about COVID-19 vaccination
  • Childhood COVID-19 vaccine coverage
  • Flu vaccine safety data
  • Campaign: "Help stop the flu in 2022"
  • Eligibility for NIP flu vaccine
  • CAT plus - flu season preparedness
  • Webinar recording: Managing influenza and SARS-CoV-2 in winter 2022
6 April Immunisation Weekly Update

READ NOW:  6 April - Immunisation Weekly newsletter - topics include:

  • New COVID-19 vaccine certificate for children
  • COVID-19 vaccine coverage in children 
  • Factors influencing COVID-19 vaccine uptake - a guide
  • Free flu vaccine for patients at higher risk 
  • Fluad Quad 2022 now available in pharmacies
  • Influenza FAQs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • COVID-19 winter booster doses
  • Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines
30 March Immunisation Weekly Update

Watch recording: CESPHN Immunisation update 2022 webinar

READ NOW:  30 Mar - Immunisation Weekly newsletter - topics include:

  • 'Winter booster dose' of COVID-19 vaccine
  • ‘Hey EVA’ – book your COVID-19 vaccination appointment
  • Flu vaccine deliveries commenced!
  • New influenza vaccination resources 2022 now available
  • School vaccination for adolescents 2022 
  • 'It’s worth the shot' - online training package
23 March Immunisation Weekly Update

READ NOW:  23 Mar - Immunisation Weekly newsletter - topics include:

  • Poster: Why should I get a booster?
  • Mandatory boosters for disability workers
  • COVID cases in Australia are on the rise
  • COVID-19 vaccination coverage in children by LGA
  • Children experience fewer side effects from COVID-19 vaccine
  • Japanese Encephalitis Virus - Update
  • Vaccine Clinic Finder (VCF) Connect – User Guide – March 2022
16 March Immunisation Weekly Update

READ NOW:  16 Mar - Immunisation Weekly newsletter - topics include:

  • CESPHN's annual Immunisation update 2022
  • Apply for a practice AIR provider number
  • Japanese Encephalitis Virus (JEV) response
  • Novavax as a booster
  • Novavax safety data
  • Moderna 6-11 training
  • COVID-19 A3 comparison poster
  • Vaccination by LGA for 5-11 years
  • Webinar: Practice Nurse Orientation
9 March Immunisation Weekly Update

READ NOW:  9 Mar - Immunisation Weekly newsletter - topics include:

  • Floods and vaccines
  • Japanese Encephalitis in NSW
  • Flu vaccine update
  • Vaccine administration errors
  • Should my child get a COVID-19 vaccine?
2 March Immunisation Weekly Update

WATCH NOW: 3 March - GP update webinar (12.30pm)

READ NOW:  2 Mar - Immunisation Weekly newsletter - topics include:

  • Influenza Vaccine 2022
  • AIR042A report update
  • NSW Health Exemption Form
  • Boosters required for up-to-date status
  • Booster - updated advice
  • VCF connect registration
  • Appointment Translation
  • Tree of Community
  • Temporary medicatl exemptions - COVID vaccine
  • Palliative care - COVID vaccine
  • Immunocompromise - COVID vaccine
23 February Immunisation Weekly Update

WATCH NOW: 24 Feb - GP update webinar 

READ NOW:  23 Feb - Immunisation Weekly newsletter - topics include:

  • CESPHN's Annual Immunisation Update 2022
  • Moderna rollout for people 6+ years
  • Shelf-life extension for Pfizer 12+
  • Zostavax fatalities warning
  • Discount code: Authorised Nurse Immuniser course for RNs
  • Novavax rollout commences 
  • Booster for RACF workers
  • COVID-19 vaccine branded badges
  • TIP approach to improve childhood vaccination rates
  • Guidance on medical exemptions for COVID-19 vaccines
  • Guidance on use of multi-dose vials
  • NCIRS webinar: Getting back to immunisation business as usual
16 February Immunisation Weekly Update

WATCH NOW: 17 Feb - GP update webinar 

READ NOW:  16 Feb - Immunisation Weekly newsletter - topics include:

  • COVID-19 vaccine exemptions 
  • Booster for 16-17 year old 
  • AIR042A booster report
  • Defining 'up-to-date' status  
  • Boosters for RACF workers  
  • PIP incentive for RACF in-reach   
  • Severely immunocompromised update
  • International travel update 
  • Nuvaxovid (Novavax) Update
  • AZ booster for 18+ year olds
  • Needle phobia
  • Sputnik V on AIR
  • Revaccination following non-recognised vaccine
  • NSW Pharmacist vaccination standards update
  • VCF Connect update 
9 February Immunisation Weekly Update

WATCH NOW: 10 Feb - GP update webinar 

READ NOW:  9 Jan - Immunisation Weekly newsletter - topics include:

  • Vaccine Clinic Finder Connect
  • Booster doses for 16-17 years
  • Notification of elegibility of COVID-19 booster vaccinations
  • Novavax 
  • CVIP and Commonwealth Booking Platform
  • Webinar: Meningococcal B 
  • COSSI Annual Report
2 February Immunisation Weekly Update

WATCH NOW: 3 Feb - GP update webinar 

READ NOW:  2 Jan - Immunisation Weekly newsletter - topics include:

  • Novavax training module
  • Vaccine deferral after COVID-19 infection reduced to 4 months
  • Booster doses for 16-17 years
  • Booster doses are now listed on COVID-19 digital certificates
  • Rapid Antigen Testing – Concessional Access Program factsheet
  • COVID-19 vaccine well tolerated by children
25 January Immunisation Weekly Update

WATCH NOW: 27 January GP update webinar 

READ NOW:  25 Jan - Immunisation Weekly newsletter - topics include:

  • Novavax provisionally approved by TGA
  • AIR042A report - practice report
  • Booster dose interval shortened to 3 months
  • Dose intervals for vaccination of 5-11 year old children
  • Third primary dose for immunocompromised children
  • Vaccine exemption following COVID infection – 6 weeks or 6 months?
  • TGA COVID-19 vaccine weekly safety report
  • Shingrix approved for use in people ages 18 year and over
  • Authorised Nurse Immuniser course recognised
19 January Immunisation Weekly Update

WATCH NOW: 20 January GP update webinar 

WATCH NOW: SLHD HealthPathways – Managing COVID-19 patients in general practice

WATCH NOW: SESLHD HealthPathways – Managing COVID-19 patients in general practice

READ NOW:  19 Jan - Immunisation Weekly newsletter - topics include:

  • ATAGI advice: Gardasil®9 in the school-based NIP
  • COVID-19 vaccine stock management and delivery delays
  • COVID-19 vaccine in the severely immunocompromised
  • Vaccines recognised for the purpose of travel to Australia
  • Have you completed the relevant training for vaccinating 5 to 11 year old children?
  • Submit your AIR forms online using the upload function in HPOS
  • Testing for Australian Immunisation Handbook App
12 January Immunisation Weekly Update

WATCH NOW: 13 January GP update webinar 

READ NOW:  12 Jan - Immunisation Weekly newsletter - topics include:

  • COVID-19 vaccine Defrost Expiry Calculator
  • COVID-19 vaccine Delivery Note
  • COVID-19 vaccination program (5-11 years)
  • ‘MFG Date’ on Paediatric Pfizer vials
  • Uploading Paediatric Pfizer vaccines to AIR
  • Medical exemptions for COVID-19 vaccines
  • Booster $10 incentive
  • Booster (4th dose) for the immunocompromised
6 January Immunisation Weekly Update

WATCH NOW: 6 January GP update webinar 

READ Immunisation Article: 7 Jan: COVID-19 vaccine Delivery Note & Expiry dates

21 December Immunisation Weekly Update

READ NOW:  20 Dec - Immunisation Weekly newsletter - topics include:

  • COVID-19 status report (AIR042A) funding program
  • Christmas closure
  • MMRV vaccine shortage
  • New Pfizer Paediatric COVID-19 vaccine training module!
  • Booster update - earlier than 5 months 
  • Pregnancy, breastfeeding and COVID-19 vaccines
  • COVID-19 vaccine ordering
  • Protect your vaccines over Summer
  • AIR - faxed forms
  • Vaccine Administration Partners Program (VAPP)
15 December Immunisation Weekly Update

READ NOW:  15 Dec - Immunisation Weekly newsletter - topics include:

  • NSW Vaccine Centre Christmas Closure
  • New AIR COVID-19 vaccine report (AIR042 report)
  • Vaccine Clinic Finder Connect
  • COVID-19 vaccine in children aged 5 to 11 years
  • Order and delivery of the Pfizer vaccine for children
  • COVID-19 booster 5 months after second dose
  • Moderna approved for use as a booster dose
8 December Immunisation Weekly Update

WATCH NOW: 9 December GP update webinar 

READ NOW:  8 Dec - Immunisation Weekly newsletter - topics include:

  • ATAGI advice on seasonal influenza vaccines in 2021
  • Omicron variant and COVID-19 booster doses
  • New COVID-19 vaccine decision aid
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Claims Scheme
  • COVID-19 vaccines and fertility
  • COVID-19 vaccine information for children
1 December Immunisation Weekly Update

WATCH NOW: 2 December GP update webinar

READ NOW:  1 Dec - Immunisation Weekly newsletter - topics include:

  • Infanrix Hexa supply issues
  • New clinical guidelines for anaphylaxis management
  • My Health Record COVID-19 vaccination dashboard
  • What is the definition of “fully vaccinated”?
  • Updated guidance on temporary medical exemptions
  • Pfizer and Moderna – thaw use by date vs manufacture expiry date
  • FAQs for COVID-19 vaccine booster shots
  • FAQs about pregnancy and COVID-19 vaccination
  • COVID-19 vaccine safety data for specific populations groups
  • The role and responsibilities of an EN
  • FREE online course on the National Immunisation Program
24 November Immunisation Weekly Update

WATCH NOW: 25 November GP update webinar

READ NOW:  24 Nov - Immunisation Weekly newsletter  - topics include:

  • COVID-19 booster doses - Clinical
  • COVID-19 booster doses - AIR
  • Recording COVID-19 vaccinations on AIR
  • Update to NSW pharmacist vaccination standards
  • Reminder EOI: CESPHN Immunisation working group
  • A course in vaccination and immunisation science
  • NCIRS webinar: COVID-19 in children and adolescents: vaccines, transmission at school and disease outcome
17 November Immunisation Weekly Update

WATCH NOW: 18 November GP update webinar

READ NOW:  17 Nov - Immunisation Weekly newsletter - topics include:

  • EOI: CESPHN Immunisation working group
  • COVID-19 vaccination highly effective during Delta outbreak in NSW
  • In case you missed it: COVID-19 vaccines given overseas
  • NCIRS webinar: COVID-19 in children and adolescents: vaccines, transmission at school and disease outcomes
  • NPS Podcast: Talking to parents about the COVID vaccine
  • Nursing Australia Week – 22-26 November
  • Short survey for immunisation providers: improve vaccine safety surveillance in Australia
10 November Immunisation Weekly Update

WATCH NOW: 11 November GP update webinar

READ NOW:  10 Nov - Immunisation Weekly newsletter - topics include:

  • EOI: Immunisation working group
  • Adolescents may present at GP for routine vaccination
  • Recording COVID-19 vaccine dose numbers for boosters
  • Updated training modules for COVID-19 booster shots
  • Updated: COVID-19 vaccines and the AIR
  • Use of a different COVID-19 vaccine as the second dose
  • COVID-19 vaccination for women who are pregnant
  • COVID-19 vaccination of people with immunocompromise: updated information
  • Myocarditis and Pericarditis after mRNA COVID-19 vaccines
  • ATAGI 2021 annual statement on immunisation
3 November Immunisation Weekly Update

WATCH NOW: 4 November GP update webinar

READ NOW:  3 Nov - Immunisation Weekly newsletter - topics include:

  • ATAGI advice on booster doses
  • Updated Clinical Guidance – Version 7.4
  • Overseas COVID-19 vaccine brands that can be recorded on the AIR
  • TGA recognises two more overseas COVID-19
  • COVID-19 vaccine wastage
  • Specialist Assessment and Supervised Vaccination Clinics
  • PRODA and delegations - Are your delegations still current? 
27 October Immunisation Weekly Update

WATCH NOW: 28 October GP update webinar

READ NOW:  27 October Immunisation Weekly newsletter - topics include:

  • NSW Health - Influenza vaccine and Stock rotation
  • NSW Immunisation Schedule - October 2021
  • Authorised nurse immuniser course recognition
  • TGA approves booster Pfizer doses
  • Discussion guide for medical exemptions
20 October Immunisation Weekly Update

WATCH NOW: 21 October GP update webinar

READ NOW:  20 October Immunisation Weekly newsletter - topics include:

  • Extension to the Zostavax® shingles catch-up program!
  • Scope of practice guide for administering vaccines
  • International COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
  • Vaccination post COVID-19 infection
  • Collection of excess COVID-19 vaccines for redistribution
  • Expired COVID-19 vaccines
  • AusVaxSafety 2020 Summary Report
  • Removal of maximum dose number for Bexsero
13 October Immunisation Weekly Update

WATCH NOW: 14 October GP update webinar

READ NOW:  13 October Immunisation Weekly newsletter - topics include:

  • Update on school vaccination during COVID-19
  • Batch numbers/Lot numbers for COVID-19 vaccines
  • Third COVID-19 vaccine for severely immunocompromised
  • Vaccination after testing positive for COVID-19
6 October Immunisation Weekly Update

WATCH NOW: 7 October GP update webinar

READ NOW: 6 October Immunisation Weekly newsletter - topics include:

  • mRNA vaccines for people 60+
  • Invalid COVID-19 vaccine doses
  • Medical exemptions on AIR
  • Overseas COVID-19 vaccine recognition
  • Children COVID-19 safety data and FAQs
29 September Immunisation Weekly Update

WATCH NOW: 30 September GP update webinar

READ NOW: 29 September Immunisation Weekly newsletter - topics include:

  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination Posters and Flyers
  • Booster doses of COVID-19 vaccine
  • AusVaxSafety COVID-19 vaccine safety data
  • Closure of AIR authentication files
  • Article: COVID-19 in under 12's
  • Medical clearance notice - Release and recovery from COVID-19
  • Batch numbers must be entered into AIR
22 September Immunisation Weekly Update

WATCH NOW: 23 September GP update webinar

READ NOW: 22 September Immunisation Weekly newsletter - topics include:

  • Excess Pfizer vaccines
  • Temporary exemption form for people with a past SARS-CoV-2 infection
  • Renew delegations in PRODA for AIR access
  • COVID-19 vaccination in young adolescents
15 September Immunisation Weekly Update

WATCH NOW: 16 September GP update webinar 

READ NOW: 15 September Immunisation Weekly newsletter - topics include:

  • NSW School vaccination program
  • Everyone aged over 12 is now eligible for a COVID-19 vaccination
  • Updated ATAGI Clinical guidance
  • Drive-Through Vaccination Clinics
  • COVID-19 vaccination in workplaces
  • Updated NSW Pharmacist Vaccination Standards
  • COVID-19 Delta variant in schools and early childhood education
8 September Immunisation Weekly Update

WATCH NOW: 9 September GP update webinar 

READ NOW: 8 September Immunisation Weekly newsletter - topics include:

  • Overseas COVID-19 vaccinations, reporting to AIR
  • COVID-19 Digital certificates and mixed vaccination schedules
  • Vaccination advice for patients who have had COVID-19 infection
  • Consent to vaccination for minors
  • Updates to the Catch-up Calculator
  • Authorised nurse immuniser course - Commonwealth supported places
  • Statewide Protocol for supply or administration of COVID-19 vaccine
  • Moderna vaccine - provisional approval in individuals aged 12 years and older
  • Extended deadline for authorised workers in LGAs of concern
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Claims Scheme
1 September Immunisation Weekly Update

WATCH NOW: 2 September GP update webinar 

READ NOW: 1 September Immunisation Weekly newslette- topics include:

  • COVID-19 vaccination following infection with COVID-19
  • Call out for RNs and pharmacist immunisers to work shifts in general practice delivering COVID-19 vaccines
  • Pfizer for adolescents aged 12 -15 years
  • Recording COVID-19 vaccinations for non-Medicare patients on the AIR
  • No Fault COVID-19 Indemnity Scheme
  • Pfizer aged care vaccine hubs
  • Spikevax (Moderna) mandatory e-learning module now available
  • NSW Pharmacist Vaccination Standards
  • Childhood coverage rates continue to improve within CESPHN region
  • Meningococcal Vaccination
  • COVID-19 live stream update for GPs
  • New resources
25 August Immunisation Weekly Update

WATCH NOW:   26 Aug GP update webinar 

READ NOW: 25 Aug Immunisation Weekly newsletter - topics include:

  • CESPHN Scholarship for Authorised Nurse Immuniser course
  • Call out for RNs to work shifts in general practice delivering COVID-19 vaccines
  • Priority Pfizer appointments
  • COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to be expanded to 16-39-year-olds from August 30
  • Clinical guidance on COVID-19 vaccine in Australia in 2021 (v7.0)
  • NDIS children aged 12 to 15
  • Name change of COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca to VAXZEVRIA
  • Commonwealth Booking System
  • COVID-19 vaccination services must be bulk-billed
18 August Immunisation Weekly Update

WATCH NOW:   19 Aug GP update webinar 

READ NOW: 18 Aug Immunisation Weekly newsletter - topics include:

  • Maintaining routine immunisation services during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Pfizer doses for people aged 16-39 in LGAs of concern
  • Aged care and disability COVID-19 vaccine clinics
  • Authorised worker priority appointments
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Checker updates
  • COVID-19 vaccines for Medicare ineligible patients
  • TGA provisionally approves Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine 
11 August Immunisation Weekly Update

WATCH NOW:   12 Aug GP update webinar 

READ NOW: 11 Aug Immunisation Weekly newsletter - topics include:

  • Call-out for GPs, pharmacists, and nurses to assist in vaccination
  • Who is eligible for Pfizer?
  • Access to Pfizer vaccine for eligible patients aged ≥ 60 years
  • NSW Health walk-in vaccination clinics
  • Aged care and disability vaccination clinics
  • Incentive payments for in-reach clinics
  • Missing COVID-19 vaccination records on AIR
  • Vaccination rates by geographic regions
  • Primary care approach to thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome
  • Contraindications and precautionary conditions for AstraZeneca
  • Contraindications and precautionary conditions for Pfizer
4 August Immunisation Weekly Update

WATCH NOW:   5 Aug GP update webinar 

READ NOW: 4 Aug Immunisation Weekly newsletter - topics include:

  • ATAGI clinical guidance - version 6.0
  • Pfizer vaccine for at risk 12-15 year old
  • Pfizer vaccine for year 12 sutdents
  • Overseas COVID-19 vaccines in AIR
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination
  • Closure of AIR authentication files
  • Pharmacists to administer AZ vaccine
  • NSWISS helpline
28 July Immunisation Weekly Update

WATCH NOW:   29 July GP update webinar 

READ NOW: 28 July Immunisation Weekly newsletter - topics include:

  • ATAGI response to COVID-19 outbreak
  • Pfizer vaccine approved for people over 12 years
  • Overseas COVID-19 first dose
  • Contraindications to COVID-19 vaccine
  • Prioritise people over 70 years
  • Hubs for disability and aged care workers
21 July Immunisation Weekly Update

WATCH NOW:   22 July GP update webinar 

READ NOW: 21 July Immunisation Weekly newsletter - topics include:

  • Webinar: Fighting the Delta variant
  • Excess AstraZeneca vaccines
  • New pregnancy advice for women
  • Childhood vaccinations during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • COVID-19 Vaccines Multicultural Outreach Stakeholder pack
  • Who is eligible to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine?
14 July Immunisation Weekly Update

WATCH NOW:   15 July GP update webinar

READ NOW: 14 July Immunisation Weekly newsletter - topics include:

  • Shorter interval between AstraZeneca doses in outbreak situations
  • Who is eligible for the Pfizer vaccine?
  • Identifying, diagnosing and treating TTS
  • COVID-19 vaccine home visits
  • Prioritisation of aged care workers
  • Two zoster vaccines now available
  • Where to report a cold chain breach
  • Mandatory reporting of all NIP vaccines
7 July Immunisation Weekly Update

WATCH NOW:   8 July GP update webinar and see Q&A

READ NOW:  7 July Immunisation Weekly newsletter - topics include:

  • Pfizer vaccine in general practice
  • Mandatory COVID-19 vaccine for agde care workers
  • New protocol for supply/administration of COVID-19 vaccine
  • In-depth constul MBS item for all ages
  • PIP COVID-19 vaccine incentive 
  • MBS telehealth service extended 
  • COVID-19 vaccine claim scheme
30 June Immunisation Weekly Update

Letter: National COVID Vaccine Taskforce

WATCH NOW:   1 July GP update webinar

READ NOW: 30 June Immunisation Weekly newsletter - topics include:

  • AstraZeneca vaccine access for people aged 18-39
  • New indemnity provisions
  • Roving vaccination clinics for RACF
  • Reminder to vaccinate
  • Expiring doses of AZ vaccine
  • Practice Incentive Payments
  • Planned and unplanned power outages 
23 June Immunisation Weekly Update

WATCH NOW:   24 June GP update webinar

READ NOW: 23 June Immunisation Weekly newsletter - topics include:


  • Updated ATAGI advice on the AstraZeneca vaccine
  • Clinical alert - thrombosis with thrombocytopaenia syndrome (TTS) update
  • New MBS item: immunisation consultations for patients over 50 years
  • Second dose of AstraZeneca vaccine
  • COVID-19 vaccines in pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • Vaccines administered by another provider: uploading to AIR
  • Influenza vaccinations for children
16 June Immunisation Weekly Update

WATCH NOW:   17 June GP update webinar

READ NOW: 16 June Immunisation Weekly newsletter - topics include: 

  • Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine now recommended for pregnant women
  • Timing between influenza and COVID-19 vaccines now 7 days
  • New MBS item for immunisation home visits 
  • Reporting aged care worker COVID-19 vaccine status now mandatory 
9 June Immunisation Weekly Update

WATCH NOW:  10 June GP update webinar

READ NOW: 9 June Immunisation Weekly newsletter - topics include:

  • Minimum interval between COVID-19 and other vaccines now 7 days
  • Support for the transter of AstraZeneca vaccine 
  • COVID-19 vaccines now available for people 40 years and over
  • New reporting of aged care workforce
  • COVID-19 digital certificate
  • Webinar: How PenCAT and POLAR can assist with COVID-19 vaccination
2 June Immunisation Weekly Update

WATCH NOW:  3 June GP update webinar

READ NOW: 2 June Immunisation Weekly newsletter - topics include:

  • Expansion of COVID-19 vaccine rollout in general practices
  • AIR Authentication file – closing dates
  • Influenza vaccination in pregnancy
  • Interruption to vaccination
  • Vaccination our ticket out of COVID-19 pandemic


26 May Immunisation Weekly Update

WATCH NOW:  27 May GP update webinar

READ NOW: 26 May Immunisation Weekly newsletter - topics include:

  • Pfizer vaccine storage conditions
  • Influenza immunisation data
  • Overcoming vaccine hesitancy
  • Non-medicare patients COVID-19 vaccine access
  • ATAGI 2021 annual statement 


19 May Immunisation Weekly Update

POP QUIZ! Influenza 2021

WATCH NOW:  20 May GP update May GP update webinar

READ NOW: 19 May Immunisation Weekly newsletter - topics include:

  • Get vaccinated against flu
  • Adverse events following immunisation AEFI
  • Updated ATAGI clinical guidalce on COVID-19 vaccine (v3.0)
  • In-reach COVID-19 vaccinations for aged care workers
  • AstraZeneca stock expiry
  • General practices not participating in COVID-19 vaccination program


12 May Immunisation Weekly Update

WATCH NOW:  13 May GP update webinar

READ NOW: 12 May Immunisation Weekly newsletter - topics include:

  • Fluad Quad - urgent action required
  • Guidance on the use of multi-dose vials
  • Influenza vaccine requirements to enter RACFs
  • NSW vaccination centre now open - Sydney Olympic Park
  • Pen CS COVID-19 vaccine rollout




5 May Immunisation Weekly Update

POP QUIZ! Is it a cold chain breach?

WATCH NOW:  6 May GP update webinar

READ NOW: 5 May Immunisation Weekly newsletter - topics include:


  • Childhood immunisation coverage data
  • Zostavax catch-up program
  • COVID-19 vaccine for individuals aged 50 to 69
  • Influenza vaccination safety
  • Timing of COVID-19 vaccine and other vaccines
  • Interval between AZ vaccine doses
28 Apr Immunisation Weekly Update

WATCH NOW:  29 April GP update webinar

READ NOW: 28 Apr Immunisation Weekly newsletter - topics include:

  • Recalibration of COVID-19 vaccination program
  • COVID-19 vaccine training update
  • Reporting AEFIs
21 Apr Immunisation Weekly Update

WATCH NOW: 22 April GP update webinar

READ NOW: 21 Apr Immunisation newsletter - topics include:

  • My Health Record Shared Health Summary
  • COVID-19 vaccine training UPDATE

 POP QUIZ! AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine multi-dose vial storage 

14 Apr Immunisation Weekly Update

WATCH NOW15 April GP update webinar

READ NOW14 Apr Immunisation Weekly newsletter - topics include:


  • Meningococcal B Vaccination
  • AstraZeneca - New recommendations
  • AstraZeneca - vaccine storage
  • Needles and syringes
7 Apr Immunisation Weekly Update

WATCH NOW: 8 April GP update webinar 

READ NOW: 7 Apr Immunisation weekly newsletter -  topics include:

  • GPs needed for new mass vaccination centre
  • Preparation for practices NOT participating in Phase 1b
  • AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine: clinical information 
  • COVID-19 vaccine: operational information 


30 Mar Immunisation Weekly Update

WATCH NOW: 8 April webinar - GP update

Read 30 Mar Immunisation weekly newsletter here! Topics include:

  • COVID-19 vaccines for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • COVID-19: General updates 
  • COVID-19: Clinical updates 
  • Influenza (Flu) vaccine 2021
  • Influenza and COVID-19 vaccinations
  • COVID-19 Phase 1b: Eligibility definitions
24 Mar Immunisation Weekly Update
  • Read Immunisation 24 March Immunisation Weekly Newsletter here
    • Ordering masks
    • Patients without Medicare - how to report vaccines to AIR
    • Timeframes to access the AIR
    • The National Booking System
    • Protect your vaccines - what to do in a power outage
    • Update your clinical software
    • COVID-19 active vaccine safety data
    • COVID-19 vaccines - is it true?
    • Europe's AstraZeneca pause
    • General Practices join the COVID-19 vaccination program
    • Infection control training module 


17 Mar Immunisation Weekly Update
10 Mar Immunisation Weekly Update
  • Read 10 March Immunisation Weekly Update here: 
    • COVID-19 vaccine delivery to commence in general practice
    • Clinical Software: new COVID-19 vaccine updates
    • 2021 Seasonal Influenza
    • Is your CPR qualification up to date?
    • Anaphylaxis and AEFIs
    • FREE anaphylaxis e-training course
    • Anaphylaxis response kit
    • Replacing the battery in your Clever Logger data logger
  • GP update: 11 Mar webinar
3 Mar Immunisation Weekly Update
  • Read 3 March Immunisation Weekly Update here
    • COVID-19 vaccination training: AstraZeneca module
    • My Health Record system upgraded
    • Mandatory reporting to the AIR commences now!
    • COVID-19 webinars
    • Vaccine Eligibility Checker
    • New Easy Read resources now available
    • Frail older people: COVID-19 vaccine decision guide
    • COVID-19 vaccine related education modules
  • GP update: 4 Mar webinar
24 Feb Immunisation Weekly Update
  • Read weekly newsletter here 
    • Immunisation website update
    • Webinar: DoH general practice COVID-19 update
    • COVID vaccines eligibility checker
    • Advice for COVID vaccine providers
    • Services Australia: Get ready for your COVID-19 vaccination in three easy steps
    • COVID-19 vaccine AstraZeneca training module now available
  • GP update: 25 Feb webinar
17 Feb Immunisation Weekly Update
  • Read weekly newsletter here
    • Immunisation latest news – are you always up to date?
    • Mandatory reporting Australian Immunisation Register
    • AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine approved
    • Pfizer vaccine (COMIRNATY) doses arrive in Australia
    • Information and patient resources for vaccine providers
    • Advice for COVID-19 vaccine providers
    • COVID-19 vaccine resource collection
    • COVID-19 Vaccination Training Program
    • Updated tool for Zostavax® screening tool
    • NCIRS webinar : COVID-19 vaccination program in Australia
    • Attention SESLHD Nurses
10 Feb Immunisation Weekly Update
  • Read 10 Feb Immunisation Weekly Update here 
    • Mandatory reporting to the Australian Immunisation Register
    • Online COVID-19 Vaccination Training Program now available
    • New Department of Health COVID-19 Vaccine website launches
    • TGA COVID-19 Vaccine Resource Hub
    • NCIRS COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ page
    • Updated screening tool for  contraindications to vaccination with Zostavax
    • Upcoming NCIRS webinars - Out of the starting blocks
3 Feb Immunisation Weekly Update
  • Read 3 Feb immunisation weekly update here 
    • COVID-19 vaccine training program
    • Immunisation data sources
    • FAQ on Australia's COVID-19 Vaccination Policy
    • Childhood Immunisation Coverage Rates in SESLHD
    • Update on Australia's COVID-19 vaccines
27 Jan Immunisation Weekly Update
20 Jan Immunisation Weekly Update
13 Jan Immunisation Weekly Update
 5 Jan Immunisation Weekly Update
 23 Dec Immunisation Weekly Update
16 Dec Immunisation Weekly Update
9 Dec Immunisation Weekly Update
2 Dec Immunisation Weekly Update



23 Nov Immunisation Weekly Update
17 Nov Immunisation Weekly Update
17 Nov Immunisation Weekly Update


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