Immunisation

Population Health, including immunisation, is a key priority area of SEMPHN. The following is a quick-reference guide for GPs and Practice Nurses on frequently-used immunisation topics, guidelines, tips and support.


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Australian Immunisation Handbook

The Australian Immunisation Handbook provides clinical advice for health professionals on the safest and most effective use of vaccines in their practice.


Catch-Up Vaccination

These resources can help plan a catch-up schedule:


Australian Immunisation Register (AIR)


Influenza and Pneumococcal


Immunisation update webinar recordings 

12 August 2020: Immunisation NIP update with Dr Peter Eizenberg

7 April 2020: SEMPHN hosted a virtual immunisation update for health professionals

This webinar was led by Dr Peter Eizenberg. 

Topics discussed in Part One:

  • how COVID-19 may affect the flu season in 2020
  • an overview of the 2020 seasonal influenza program
  • adult pneumococcal vaccines, and
  • maintaining a cool cold chain. 

Topics discussed in Part Two:

  • NIP Schedule
  • Measles
  • AusVaxSafety reporting via SmartVax
  • Immunisation resources and tools

Click here to view Part One (approx. 70 minutes) | Click here to view Part Two (approx. 40 minutes)

View changes to the National Immunisation Program (July 2020) in this brief overview presentation from SEMPHN. To view you will need to register and the password is 8B?DkK.+)


Primary Healthcare Professional Development 

Australian Immunisation Register for vaccination providers

This e-learning program covers 5 modules:

  1. Register as a registered vaccination provider
  2. Accessing AIR for the first time
  3. Submitting information to AIR
  4. Overseas Immunisations
  5. Immunisation medical exemptions

Sharing Knowledge About Immunisation (SKAI) e-learning module

This e-learning module has been designed:

  • to provide you with skills, confidence and resources to help you in your role to recommend vaccination. 
  • to help you adapt your clinical communication skills to meet the needs of all parents, whether they are ready to vaccinate, have questions or intend to decline vaccination altogether. 

CDPs are available, it takes less than 90 minutes and a certificate is available to download on completion. 


Immunisation Newsletters and Research


Printable Resources for Primary Health Professionals


Keep an eye on the SEMPHN events calendar for immunisation events, and subscribe to the SEMPHN's Network News for other updates.


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