SNHN aims to reduce the incidence of vaccine preventable diseases in the community by providing information on the National Immunisation Program and support to immunisation providers and the community. In collaboration with the Northern Sydney Public Health Unit, we can identify areas with lower immunisation rates, support strategies including data cleansing, cold chain management and use of AIR reports to aspire to rates above 95%.


Our PCA team is available to visit practices.

Sandra Collins – T: (02) 9432 8234E: scollins@snhn.org.au 
Kim Kindler – T: (02) 9432 8227 | E: kkindler@snhn.org.au

NSW Health Advice for Immunisation Services during COVID-19

  • NSW Health would like to emphasise the importance of continuing to immunise children and adults against other infectious diseases in the context of COVID-19.
  • Now more than ever, it is important to maintain high vaccination coverage levels to prevent outbreaks of vaccine preventable diseases in the community.
  • Immunisation providers are usually recommended to vaccinate children who have minor illnesses (without acute systemic symptoms/signs). In the setting of the COVID-19 outbreak, immunisation providers should consider deferring routine immunisations for children with respiratory symptoms.

For further information please go to:

COVID-19 infection/vaccination and routine school vaccination for adolescents

NSW Health – Vaccination Clinic Implementation

ATAGI clinical statement on vaccination observation time

Australian Immunisation Register (AIR)

About AIR

AIR is the register of vaccinations given to people of all ages in Australia. Reporting of vaccinations into the AIR is mandatory for COVID and Influenza vaccinations. It will be mandatory for all National Immunisation Program vaccines from the 1st July 2021.

People of all ages enrolled in Medicare are automatically included on the AIR. It does not automatically update retrospective vaccinations. Read more about AIR history.

Mandatory Reporting to the AIR Commences Now

The Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) Amendment (Reporting) Rules 2021 were registered on 19 February 2021 and the requirement for mandatory reporting for COVID-19 vaccinations has now begun.
Mandatory reporting to the AIR commences from:

  • 19 February 2021 for COVID-19 vaccinations,
  • 1 March 2021 for influenza vaccinations, and
  • 1 July 2021 for all National Immunisation Program vaccinations.

Penalties of up to $6,660 will apply for the failure of reporting vaccinations to the AIR.

Reporting rules.

If you have already registered but lost your logon details, please email air@servicesaustralia.gov.au or contact the AIR support line on 1300 650 039.

Alerts and Updates






  • New access arrangements under NIP Supporting No Jab No Pay, National Immunisation Program – Expansion for refugees and humanitarian entrants aged 20 years and over in addition to free catch-up vaccines for all individuals aged 10 to 19 years – July 11 2017 – see Resources.
  • NSW Vaccination Centre – online ordering
    • The URL of the NSW Vaccine Ordering System has changed to https://nsw.tollhealthcare.com/
    • Please save this URL in your favourites. The new URL is operational and users should move to it as soon as possible.
    • Phone 1300 656 132 and fax 1800 041 528 remain the same.

This App is an easy-to-use reminder tool to help parents ensure their children are vaccinated on time. Just enter your child’s name, date of birth and postcode and the app creates a personalised immunisation schedule and sends you a series of reminders when it’s time to book appointments.

The app is intended as a planning and reminder tool. Complete records of the vaccinations your child has received are available from the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (ACIR) on 1800 653 809.

Available on Apple app store    Available on Google play


Cold Chain Management

Domestic fridges are no longer considered appropriate for vaccine storage. Therefore, providers that have domestic or bar fridge should make arrangements to purchase a purpose built vaccine refrigerator to continue to receive government-funded vaccines.

All practices are now required to perform weekly data logging. Information on data loggers is available through the public health unit.

Community Information

Immunisation is a simple, safe and effective way of protecting you and your family against harmful diseases that can cause serious health problems and sometimes death.

Local Council Immunisation Clinics
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