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Immunisation Program

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:

Support around cold chain management

We provide:

  • appropriate advice from Strive for 5
  • a data logging service (for General Practice accreditation and after a cold chain breach)
  • a recommendation that practices purchase and use their own data logger for best practice and to provide supporting data in the event of a power out. 

Read more about data logging and cold chain management.

Support with immunisation queries

General Practices are encouraged to call the Immunisation team at Nepean Blue Mountains PHN on 4708 8100 or contact us online if you have any questions in relation to Immunisation or the Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District Public Health Unit on 4743 2022. 

Support with nurse Immunisation training

By promoting Immunisation updates and courses for local nurses.

Resources from the latest Immunisation Update

Nepean Blue Mountains Immunisations Report Card 2017 (pdf, 1.9mb)

Current Immunisation Issues in the Nepean Blue Mountains 2017 (pdf, 601kB)

Influenza Vaccination During Pregnancy

Vaccination remains the best protection pregnant women and their newborn babies have against influenza. 

Despite influenza vaccination being available free to pregnant women on the National Immunisation Program, vaccination rates remain low with only 1 in 3 pregnant women receiving the influenza vaccine.

Influenza infection during pregnancy can lead to premature delivery and even death in newborns and very young babies.

Pregnant women can have the vaccine at any time during pregnancy and they benefit from it all through the year. 

More information for healthcare professionals

More information for patients

The following videos provide more information about flu vaccination during pregnancy. 

 

 

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Contact

To find out more information about the Nepean Blue Mountains PHN Immunisation Program, call your NBMPHN Primary Care Support Officer on 4708 8100 or contact them online.

To find out more information on immunisation, contact the Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District Public Health Unit on 4743 2022.

Immunisation