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%.
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.
AIR is the register of vaccinations given to people of all ages in Australia. All vaccinations should be reported to the AIR. It is mandatory for all National Immunisation Program vaccines.
People of all ages enrolled in Medicare are automatically included on the AIR. However, a person’s history may be incomplete as it only became an all of life register in 2016.
Instructions on how to use AIR:
- Accessing the AIR through PRODA and delegations
- How to request an AIR 10A report
- How to request a Covid vaccination status report 42A – update coming soon
- How to submit data and update an encounter
- Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) eLearning education modules available
- Getting the best from the AIR
Call theAIR support line on 1300 650 039.
Alerts and Updates
- Changes to the NSW Vaccine Centre Webpage Nov 2020
- Measles vaccination catch-up guide
- Meningococcal ACWY vaccine in 15-19 year olds
- ATAGI statement on the clinical use of Zoster vaccines in adults in Australia
- NIP: Shingles vaccination catch-up program extended until 31st October 2023
- NSW School Vaccination Program
SEASONAL INFLUENZA VACCINATION 2023
- Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Information
- Information for Healthcare Workers
- The flu vaccine is recommended for everyone from six months of age. You might be interested in reading this article: “Millions of Australian adults are unvaccinated and it’s increasing disease risk for all of us“.
- ATAGI advice on seasonal influenza in 2023
- Australian Immunisation Handbook
- Department of Health – Immunisation for health professionals
- NSW Immunisation Schedule
- NSW Childhood Immunisation Schedule by Product poster
- Pneumococcal vaccination schedule – clinical decision tree
- Immunisation catch up calculator
- National Immunisation Program: Free catch-up vaccines for all individuals aged 10 to 19 years (ongoing)
- Following vaccination – what to expect and what to do
- Public Health Unit (Northern Sydney)
1300 066 055 or fax: 9477 9019
The Public Health Unit provides health protection services to the people of the Northern Sydney Local Health District which extends from Sydney Harbour to the Hawkesbury River.
- TGA Adverse Event Following Immunisation reporting form
- TGA (online reporting & software templates)
- NSW Immunisation Specialist Service (NSWISS): For providing clinical advice on immunisation for patients with complex or unusual medical backgrounds or who have had an adverse event following immunisation. Enquiries should be sent to SCHN-NSWISS@health.nsw.gov.au
- NSW Health website for immunisation providers
- Catch up schedules
- Standard vaccination catch ups for over 10s
- Standard vaccination catch ups for under 10s
- 2023 immunidation catch up plan
- National Immunisation Program: Free catch-up vaccines for refugees and other humanitarian entrants aged 20 years and over
- Ordering Vaccines
- Smart Traveller Australian Government Website
General information about overseas travel with specific information about necessary vaccinations and health precautions for people travelling abroad.
Cold Chain Management
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.