Immunisation

COORDINARE regularly facilitates immunisation update webinars that are presented by the Illawarra Shoalhaven & Southern NSW Public Health Units. Recent recordings include:

  • 22 March 2022 webinar - Influenza vaccination update, Japanese Encephalitis update, school immunisation program and NIP & non-NIP vaccinations.
  • 17 May 2022 webinar - Cold chain management and an update on influenza cases & Japanese Encephalitis.
  • 30 May 2022 webinar - Adverse events following immunisation (AEFI’s).

Ready for winter? Find useful tools and resources to help your practice prepare on our Winter Planning page here.

For the latest information about vaccinations, please visit the NSW Health Immunisation Programs website. You can also view the Immunisation Schedule on the NSW Health Immunisation programs webpage here. The updated Schedule incorporates the extension of the Shingles catch-up program until 31 October 2023.

The Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) is a national register that records vaccinations given to people of all ages in Australia. Practices need to record all vaccines given to children, for more information visit the Australian Immunisation Register for health professionals. Ensure your practice has completed the most recent software update so that vaccination records are reported to the AIR successfully.

To see advice from the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation about influenza and COVID-19 vaccines, visit the Department of Health website.

You can contact your local Public Health Unit for further information and support:

  • Southern NSW LHD Public Health Unit:  ph. 02 4825 4968
  • Illawarra Shoalhaven LHD Public Health Unit: ph. 02 4221 6700

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.