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Provider Information
Patient Information
Safety Information
Anaphylaxis
Reporting Adverse Events

Health professionals are required to report suspected reactions, known as adverse events following immunisation (AEFI) particularly if they are unexpected or significant.

If a patient has an immediate serious reaction or is unwell in the days after a vaccination, you must report to:

and

See also:

TGA safety reports

COVID-19 vaccine weekly safety report

Vaccine Hesitancy Tools
COVID-19 vaccine safety surveillance
COVID-19 Vaccination Training
Mandatory COVID-19 training  

In order to administer vaccines, each health professional involved in the administration of COVID-19 vaccines is required to complete the training.

COMPLETE NOW: COVID-19 Vaccination Training Program

Core modules:

  • handling and administration of COVID-19 vaccines
  • multi-dose vials
  • documentation and reporting
  • AEFIs

Additional (brand specific) modules: 

  • Pfizer vaccine
  • AstraZeneca vaccine*

 *Note: General practices will be administering the AstraZeneca vaccine as part of Phase 1b

Proof of completion

Once all relevant modules are completed each participant will receive a certificate as proof of completion.

All vaccine administrators must complete the training before the roll-out at their site, and each site is required to maintain a record of completion for all practitioners at their site.

Non-Clinical COVID-19 training modules

Non-clinical modules are also available and provide training on:

  • vaccine handling
  • vaccine storage
  • communication support

These modules were designed to support practice staff including:

  • reception staff
  • administration staff
  • practice manager 
Other immunisation education

For COVID-19 vaccine related education modules, see Immunisation Education webpage 

 

Digital Tools
Australian Immunisation Register

It is mandatory under the Australian Immunisation Register Act 2015 to report all COVID-vaccine encounters to the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR). See Australian Immunisation Register fact sheet - 14 May 2021. 

Mandatory reporting & penalties:

COVID-19 vaccine encounters should be uploaded into AIR at the time of administration, or within 24 hours, to ensure consumer immunisation information is up to date.

How to report a vaccination to the AIR:

  • Clinical software integrated with AIR (eg: Best Practice, Medical Director)
  • The new CVIP: Clinician Vaccine Integrated Platform free app, Australian Digital Health Agency (ADHA)
  • Onlne AIR site accessed via PRODA/HPOS
Clinician Vaccine Integrated Platform

What is the CVIP?

Who is it for?

  • It can be used by recognised vaccination providers who do not already have clinical software that reports to the AIR. This may include medical practitioners, pharmacists, nurses and midwives. 

How do I access CVIP?

  • CVIP is free to use. It is available online through a web browser or phone app (coming soon)

Training on CVIP

CVIP consumer terms and conditions

Data Extration Tools
My Health Record

 

Enhancements include: 

  • a new immunisation view in the National Provider Portal
  • improved user settings for consumers
  • a reminder to update emergency contact details for consumers

 

Communication Materials
Vaccination clinic locations
NSW Health Vaccination Centres 
GP Respiratory Clinics (GPRC)
General practice COVID-19 vaccine rollout

Participating general practices

Non-participating general practices

Aged Care | Indigenous | Disability

RACF

See CESPHN Immunisation - RACF webpage

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander

See CESPHN Immunisation - Indigenous webpage

Disability 

COVID-19 vaccination clinic options: Staff and Residents of disability group homes

Disability Provider Alerts

Disability service providers toolkit

In-home and community aged care recipients and workers

COVID-19 vaccination – COVID-19 vaccine information for in-home and community aged care recipients and workers

 

Aged 50 years and over

  • GP clinic
  • Commonwealth Vaccination Clinic (GP respiratory clinic)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Controlled Health Service
  • State or territory AstraZeneca vaccination clinic

Aged under 50 years

  • State or territory Pfizer vaccination clinic

Visit website to find out how to book your vaccination appointment.

 

 

Pharmacy
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Websites | FAQ
Support

Support Contacts 

Need support? See COVID-19 Q&A April 2020 

VOC: Vaccine Operations Centre

 

Department of Health COVID-19 support: 

 

 

State vaccine centres 
  • NSW Health COVID-19 Vaccination Program hotline 1800 571 155
  • Sydney Local Health District COVID-19 Vaccination Program hotline on 1800 955 566
 

 

AIR: Australian Immunisaion Register

PRODA: Provider Digital Access

CVIP: Clinician Vaccine Integrated Platform

GPRC support

  • GPRC Hotline: 02 6289 8822

Update your practices details in the Vaccine Clinic Finder 

CESPHN COVID-19 support:

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