Immunisation weekly update – 23 November 2022

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Last COVID-19 vaccine orders for 2022

Important dates:

  • Last orders for delivery before the end-of-year shutdown must be placed by Friday 2 December 2022
  • Last deliveries for COVID-19 vaccine and consumables for 2022 will be delivered by Friday 16 December 2022
  • Vaccine Operations Centre (VOC) will be closed from 3pm Friday 23 December 2022 to Monday 3 January 2023 inclusive

Moderna (Blue/Purple) vaccine 6 months to 5 years

Christmas preparation:

  • Place an order: sites who have not yet placed an order are encouraged to do so by 2 December 2022 to ensure children who require 3 doses can do so before the expiry of the vaccine stock
  • Opportunistic vaccination: having Moderna (Blue/Purple) on hand will provide abilityto vaccinate patients when the opportunity arises
  • Do not delay: if a patient is eligible and requires a COVID-19 vaccine, do not delay, open a vial and vaccinate them. While it is generally encouraged to minimise wastage, the under 5 cohort is limited which may result in wastage

Manage access to COVID-19 vaccine brands online

From 24 November 2022, a new function within CVAS (COVID-19 Vaccine Administration System) will allow sites the ability to:

  • activate: access new vaccine brands
  • deactivate: remove access to existing vaccine brands
  • reactivate: access previously deactivated vaccine brands

This new function will submit a request directly to the Department of Health and Aged Care to manage access and removal of COVID-19 vaccine brands for sites. 

Send clinical questions to the Taskforce

A core mission of the National Clinical Evidence Taskforce is to engage with frontline clinicians to rapidly identify and address priority clinical questions. 

The Taskforce collect suggestions for new clinical questions or topics for consideration by their Guidelines Leadership Group. Please send your questions and feedback via info@clinicalevidence.net.au

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Immunisation Education

COVID-19 response update

  • About: primary care update on the COVID-19 response and the vaccine rollout - key updates and Q&A
  • When: Thursday | 24 November 2022 | 3:00pm (note: new time)
  • Register: Registration not required - Click link to join
• Ensure your patients are up to date with COVID boosters
• Declining HPV vaccine uptake in adolescents
• COVID-19 vaccines and menstruation
• Monkeypox Vaccination Training course
• Expanded authority for Authorised Nurse Immunisers
• Upcoming immunisation webinar topics: COVID-19, MPX, Shingles, Pregnancy