Vaccine serial numbers have been added to the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) to support the rollout of the COVID-19 Vaccination Program. It is not currently mandatory for vaccination providers to record vaccine serial numbers. Further information about recording COVID-19 vaccines on the AIR will be provided soon, visit the COVID-19 Vaccine Roadmap for more information.
AIR Education for Vaccination Providers
The Department of Human services has published five Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) eLearning education modules to help vaccination providers understand how to access and use the AIR website and record vaccination events. It will be mandatory for COVID-19 vaccinations to be recorded on the AIR.
Annual Immunisation Update Event 25 August 2020
This year the annual immunisation update moved to an online format. We have traditionally held this in each LGA across our region in a face to face format.
If you would like to access the presentations, please see below:
National Immunisation Catch up Calculator June 2020
The National Immunisation Catch-up Calculator (NICC) is now available and is based on the Australian National Immunisation Program (NIP) recommendations for Australian immunisation schedules. This version of the National Immunisation Catch-up Calculator (NICC) has been developed and designed for Australian children less than 10 years of age based on the National Immunisation Program scheduled vaccines.
Schedule variations for all states and territories have been incorporated.
Calculator recommendations are provided by antigens due. Users can access additional information to assist with the interpretation of the recommendations from the Handbook website’s Recommendations and Resources pages.
The Calculator is designed based on the Australian immunisation schedule and therefore may not give accurate recommendations if used for individuals who have been vaccinated overseas.
The Calculator does not provide recommendations for individuals with Medical at Risk conditions where additional boosters may be recommended.
Users should always exercise their own independent skill or judgment or seek additional professional advice before relying on the information provided for clinical decision making.
Later releases of the NICC are planned to expand the age groups for catch-up calculations.
The Immunisation Program is designed to play a role in reducing the local incidence of vaccine preventable diseases and complications within the Blue Mountains, Hawkesbury, Lithgow and Penrith local government areas by:
providing relevant and timely support to primary health care immunisation providers
promoting immunisation benefits to the local community
liaising with immunisation stakeholders.
Immunisation Support to General Practice
Access updated immunisation resources
We work to keep you updated about immunisation through:
Regular articles in NBMPHN's publication for General Practice, Practice News
Website links to key, relevant immunisation sources
General Practices are encouraged to call the Immunisation team at Nepean Blue Mountains PHN on 4708 8100 orcontact us onlineif you have any questions in relation to Immunisation or the Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District Public Health Unit on 4743 2022.