Sydney North PHN aims to reduce the incidence of vaccine preventable diseases in the community by providing information on the National Immunisation Schedule and support to immunisation providers and the community. In collaboration with the 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: 9432 8234 | Kim Kindler – T: 9432 8227
AIR is a register of vaccinations given to people of all ages in Australia, and supersedes the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (ACIR). AIR records vaccinations given through general practices and community clinics; it does not include those provided through school vaccination programs (HPV, catch-up HepB, varicella, dTP).
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.
An AIR logon enables GPs to:
- Check patient records
- Update records instantly, including overseas history
- Request reports to help cleanse data
- Email enquiries and request amendments of records to AIR by secure email
If you have already registered but lost your logon details, please email email@example.com 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.
- Seasonal Influenza Vaccination 2017
- Immunise Australia resources, including posters and fact sheets for health professionals and consumers, are now available. They will be distributed to practices and can also be ordered here.
- Advice for immunisation providers
- 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‘.
- Invasive Meningococcal disease – serotype W
- National Shingles Vaccination Program – Nov 2016
- Australian Immunisation Handbook updates
- NSW Immunisation Schedule effective from 1 April 2016 and FAQs for GPs
- 18-month DTPa Vaccination Program advice to GPs and AMS – Mar 2016
- NSW Immunisation Resources Order Form – Feb 2016
- Letter to Immunisation Providers regarding No Jab, No Pay – Dec 2015
- Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Alert – Nov 2015
- No Jab, No Pay Document – Dec 2017
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.
Download a brochure on immunisation here. It is also available in different languages (scroll down to the bottom of the page).
- NSW Immunisation Schedule
- National Immunisation Program: Free catch-up vaccines for all individuals aged 10 to 19 years (ongoing)
- 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.
- HPV Register: GPs and other immunisation providers are strongly encouraged to notify all HPV vaccine doses administered in general practice to the HPV register, not AIR.
- Catch up schedules
- National Immunisation Program: Free catch-up vaccines for refugees and other humanitarian entrants aged 20 years and over
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.