Immunisation Alerts and Notices archive

A 2019-2020 archive of 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.


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



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!


24 June: Refugee Week: are your refugee and humanitarian patients’ vaccinations up to date?

19 June: NSW Health reminds GPs about the importance of effective cold chain management of vaccines

16 June: Measles vaccination catch-up guide

13 June: Travellers – Have you had 2 doses of Measles Vaccine?

12 June: Measles Alert – Sydney Airport and residents of Leumeah and Central Coast

6 June: Best Practice Software error message when transmitting to AIR

6 June: Tamiflu or Relenza treatment for influenza

31 May: Reassurance for parents: How safe are the 2019 strains of influenza vaccine?

31 May: Steep rise in NSW influenza activity

28 May: Can a person with an egg allergy receive the 2019 influenza vaccine?

27 May: April flu cases six times higher than worst April on record

17 May: Rent a fridge during influenza season!

23 April: Meningococcal ACWY vaccine for adolescents 

17 April: Measles Alert in Sydney and Maitland 

15 April: New MMR vaccine recommendations

15 April: Adolescent vaccines on the Australian Immunisation Register

15 April: Webinar for all healthcare professionals: 2019 influenza vaccination - 1 May 2019

15 April: ATAGI advice on seasonal influenza vaccines in 2019

8 April: EOI - Practice Nurse for Immunisation working group

2 April: Measles contracted in two infants, too young to be vaccinated, in Haymarket and Eastwood areas

1 April: Influenza and pertussis vaccination in pregnancy


29 March: Delivery of influenza vaccine to GP practices to commence next week

28 March: Measles Alert

27 March: Recent changes to NSW Pharmacist Vaccination Standards

21 March: NSW Health Measles alert affecting School Kids and Backpackers

11 March: 2019 Influenza vaccines (updated)

5 March: CESPHN 2019 Immunisation Update Flyer

26 February: Seasonal influenza vaccines for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

25 February: Entering new vaccinations in Medical Director

13 February: New app helps parents 'save the date to vaccinate'

6 February: NSW Health releases NEW cold chain breach management procedures

4 February 2019: Seeking GPs and Practice Nurses for survey on delivery of influenza vaccine

4 February 2019: Rabies vaccination and post exposure protocol

31 January 2019: Power failure in the eastern suburbs - important information about your vaccine refrigerator

30 January 2019: Public Consultation: Have your say on Maternal Pertussis Vaccination Recommendations

30 January 2019: NSW Health have updated their measles website with comprehensive information in response to the recent measles cases across Sydney

30 January 2019:   pdf 'Get the Facts’ – Launch of Phase 3 of the Childhood Immunisation Education Campaign (136 KB)

29 January 2019: HPV Vaccination in 2019

22 January 2019: Amoebic meningitis warning as water temperatures rise

3 January 2019: NSW Health warns of measles risk