Immunisation Useful Contacts

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Public Health Units

  • In NSW calling 1300 066 055 will direct to your local Public Health Unit
  • South Eastern Sydney Public Health Unit - 02 9382 8333
  • Sydney Public Health Unit - 02 9515 9420 or phone 02 9515 6111 (After Hours emergency)

 

Central and Eastern Sydney PHN

Immunisation Program Officers 
immunisation@cesphn.com.au 

1300 986 991

  • Brooke Willoughby-Thomas - 02 9304 8627
  • Kira Wright - 02 9304 8621
  • Mimi Campbell - 02 9304 8629

 

Australian Immunisation Register (AIR)

Phone: 1800 653 809
Fax: 08 9254 4810
Email: air@medicareaustralia.gov.au
Online Access to AIR: 1300 650 039

 

NSW Vaccine Centre

Tel: 1300 656 132
Fax: 1800 041 528
Website: https://nsw.tollhealthcare.com/

 

NSW Specialist Immunisation Service (NSWISS) telephone advice line

  • 1800 NSWISS (1800 679 477) is a specialist immunisation advice line established to provide clinical advice and support to immunisation providers in NSW.
  • Highly specialised nursing and medical staff from NCIRS are available to provide clinical advice on immunisation for patients with complex or unusual medical backgrounds or who have had an adverse event following immunisation.
  • The phone line operates between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday for immediate advice or leave a message and staff will respond.

 

Adverse Events Following Immunisation

Adverse Events Following Immunisation (AEFI) are defined as "any untoward medical occurrence that follows immunisation, whether expected or unexpected, and whether triggered by the vaccine or only coincidentally occurring after receipt of a vaccine". The Australian Immunisation Handbook 10th ed. AEFIs are notifiable conditions under the NSW Public Health Act (Schedule 1).

To report a suspected AEFI, please download the National Adverse Events Following Immunisation (AEFI) Reporting Form and contact your local Public Health Unit on 1300 066 055.

Further information

 

Immunisation Adverse Events Clinics

The Sydney Children's Hospital Network offers an Immunisation Clinic which provides assessment and management of children and adolescents who have experienced a previous adverse event following immunisation or who have an underlying medical condition or allergy which may indicate the need for supervision during immunisation. They also offer advice for catch-up vaccination for children and discussion with parents who are concerned about vaccines and adverse events.

Immunisation patients and families should discuss an immunisation question with their GP first, or local Public Health Unit on 1300 600 055, and if further support is required, they can be referred to the clinic, either at Randwick or Westmead.