Immunisation Resources

 NSW Health have developed this Toolkit to support general practices

Download the new Immunisation Toolkit for General Practices. This Toolkit was developed to support general practices to implement the NSW Immunisation Program.
 
Immunisation Schedule
Funded vaccines
Recommended vaccines    
Vaccine Safety and Adverse Events   
Clinical tools
 National Immunisation Program - 1 July 2020 Changes
New NIP schedules  
Webinar
Meningococcal changes
Pneumococcal changes
Information on the schedule changes

 

 
Immunisation Handbook
 
Vaccine Information Sheet
 Authorised Nurse Immuniser
Accredited training course

Upon completion of accreditation program, RNs will be able to immunise independent of medical officers in NSW. If practicing outside of NSW, check health policies in the relevant state or territory to confirm eligibility to immunise independent of medical officers.

NSW Policy
CPD - Continuing Professional Development

To maintain authority to immunise, registered nurses must annually review best practice policy for immunisation. 

This may be, but is not limited to, attendance at seminars on current practices. An annual statement of proficiency in cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) must also be obtained.

 

 
Catch Up Schedules
 
AIR - Australian Immunisation Register

 

The Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) is a national register that records vaccinations given to people of all ages in Australia.

Vaccination providers should record all vaccines given to patients on the AIR − including children, adolescent and adult vaccines. 

 

AIR user guides 
Accessing the AIR 

 

AIR data quality
PRODA and delegations to AIR
Using the AIR - learning tools
Overdue immunisation reports
 
Cold Chain Management

 

Introduction for new staff 
National requirements

Equipment 

Monitoring 

NSW requirements
Cold Chain Breach (CCB)

Need to report a cold chain breach?

To report a breach, email your Public Health Unit (PHU):

  1. completed Cold Chain Breach and Vaccine Wastage Reporting Form (June 2020)
  2. data logger records 
  3. min/max temperature records

Email for South Eastern Sydney PHU: SESLHD-PublicHealthUnit-IMMTeam@health.nsw.gov.au
Email for Sydney PHU: SLHD-Immunisation@health.nsw.gov.au

Alternative vaccine storage - Power failure or fridge malfunction
Data Loggers