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.


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


16 December: Reopening your practice after the holiday break

16 December: NCIRS Webinar: Working together to improve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander immunisation

16 December: Immunisation providers reminded to record all adult vaccines on the AIR

9 December: Spacing out or delaying of scheduled vaccinations

9 December: FluQuadri Jnr® influenza vaccine expires 10 January 2020

9 December: Vaccines from community pharmacy - at a glance

2 December: Christmas and New Year - Vaccine orders and storage

2 December: Measles outbreak - Samoa and the Pacific Islands

2 December: Rabies immunoglobulin short supply

2 December: Vaccination coverage in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People (NCIRS report)

25 November: Fluad - expires 30 November 2019

25 November: Vaccine safety in Australia: AusVaxSafety summary report 2018

17 November: Keeping up with vaccinations

17 November: Pertussis vaccination for pregnant women

11 November: Christmas flu warning

10 November: Education for nurses new to general practice

10 November: The burden of vaccine preventable diseases in Australia

4 November: Sharing Knowledge About Immunisation – New tools for providers and parents with questions

28 October: Prepare your practice for power outages over summer

21 October: Managing anaphylaxis after vaccination

21 October: HPV campaign launch – Phase 3

21 October: New presentation of Priorix and Priorix Tetra

14 October: Updates to the Australian Immunisation Handbook

14 October: Can infants <6 months of age receive MMR vaccines?

14 October: New measles communication materials

14 October: How to increase child immunisation coverage rates at your practice

4 October: NCIRS Immunisation schedules

1 October: Measles Alert – CBD and Inner West

1 October: Webinar: Addressing parents’ immunisation communication and information needs

1 October: New Hepatitis B vaccination fact sheet

16 September: Longest flu season in NSW since the 2009

16 September: Measles Alert – third case linked to Queenstown New Zealand

16 September: Register for AIR access before 30 September

2 September: Measles alert – three new cases of measles in NSW

27 August: Reminder letters for children and adolescents overdue for vaccination

12 August: Meningococcal vaccine 2019 recommendations – new resource

12 August: Avoiding shoulder injury related to vaccine administration

5 August: Changes to accessing the Australian Immunisation Register

29 July: Meningococcal peak period approaching - reminder to vaccinate

22 July: NEW Cold Chain Toolkit for NSW Immunisation Providers

22 July: Reminder: NSW Health cold chain online learning module due by 31 July 2019

17 July: Antenatal pertussis vaccination recommendations

15 July: FluCARE – improving reporting and management of influenza outbreaks in RACFs

8 July: PRODA update: AIR vaccination provider transition from authentication file to PRODA

5 July: GP rules for vaccine storage strengthened

1 July: The National Vaccine Storage Guidelines 'Strive for 5' third edition now available!