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For emergencies regarding public health assistance, please call Nepean Hospital on 4734 2000 and ask to speak to the Public Health On-call Officer.
PenCS has developed an immunisations guide to help reports, recipes and guides.
National Immunisation Program (NIP)
The National Immunisation Program (NIP) Schedule is a series of immunisations given at specific times throughout a person’s life. The immunisations range from birth through to adulthood. The Department of Health website details the NIP Schedule, changes to the NIP Schedule, flu (influenza) vaccines, catch-up immunisations, state and territory schedules, and international immunisation schedules.
The NIP also has a Following Vaccination – What to Expect and What to do Factsheet.This can be ordered as a tear-off A4 pad and provides easy-to-read information on common vaccine reactions.
NSW Immunisation Schedule (1 July 2020)
NSW Health has the current schedule available on their website.
NSW Vaccine Centre Online Ordering System
All vaccines under the National Immunisation Program are ordered via Toll Healthcare at the NSW Vaccine Centre. The NSW Vaccine Centre has assembled a helpful User guide for immunisation providers resource. You can contact the NSW Vaccine centre on 1300 656 132.
Immunisation Questions Answered
The Department of Health have a page dedicated to answering questions people have about immunisations. On the About Immunisation page people can find information on how immunisations protects them and their family, and how to get started. This page may assist health professionals in breaking down immunisation information and initiating conversations with people who may be vaccine hesitant.
‘Save the Date to Vaccinate’ Campaign
It’s important to receive vaccinations – especially those for pregnancy and childhood – on time. NSW Health has information on their website and on the Save the Date to Vaccinate App.
Resources on Other Vaccinations
The Immunisation Coalition has developed the PneumoSmart Vaccination Tool based on the pneumococcal disease vaccination recommendations in the Australian Immunisation Handbook.
Shingles (herpes zoster) Immunisation
Meningococcal B Immunisation
NCIRS have assembled a visually engaging reference for healthcare providers to facilitate conversations about meningococcal B vaccination. The resource has a focus on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.