Immunisation

Increasing immunisation coverage is a national priority and COORDINARE is working with primary health care providers to maintain and increase our region’s coverage rate. Read our Prevention initiatives statement for more information. 

As of the March 2020 quarter, the overall annualised immunisation figures for all children in the South Eastern NSW PHN catchment was higher than NSW state and Australian national averages for all ages. However, there are some key scope of improvements that can be identified. To see the immunisation quarterly snapshot -- March 2020, please click here.

For the latest information about the 2020 flu vaccine including delivery, practices with stock, information for pharmacists and vaccination advice during COVID-19, please visit the NSW Health Immunisation Programs website.

For the latest national information on COVID-19, please click here.

From 1 July 2020, changes to the immunisation schedule are designed to improve protection against meningococcal and pneumococcal disease. The changes and the updated schedule are now available on the NSW Health Immunisation programs webpage.

The changes are being implemented following recommendations from the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) and other clinical experts.

Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD) Immunisation Coordinator Natasa Veselinovic facilitated a webinar on 23 June to ensure practices across the South Eastern NSW region are aware of the changes and how they impact their work. You can watch the webinar here.