Immunisation Alerts and Notices archive

A 2019 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.


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