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Eligibility criteria for National Immunisation Program vaccines: Access to free NIP vaccines requires a person to hold or be eligible for a Medicare card.
From 6 February 2023, the dose schedule for the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine changed to a single dose, and eligibility for the catch-up program will be extended up to and including 25 years of age under the National Immunisation Program (NIP).
See Factsheet – 6 February 2023
Access to free National Immunisation Program vaccines requires a person to hold or be eligible for a Medicare card.
NSW Health – Immunisation providers
Other vaccine information sheets
Minimum requirements for an anaphylaxis kit:
The ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training course for health professionals 2021
What is an AEFI?
NSW Health: What is a serious adverse event?
Health professionals are required to report suspected reactions, known as adverse events following immunisation (AEFI) particularly if they are unexpected or significant.
If a patient has an immediate serious reaction or is unwell in the days after a vaccination, you must report this via:
AEFI resource for parents
COVID-19 vaccine safety
General vaccine safety & resources
ATAGI guidelines on the management of a range of possible vaccine administration errors, including when a replacement (repeat) dose is recommended.
Catch-up Calculator (for children under 10 years) – Australian Immunisation Handbook
Catch-up guide: Measles vaccination – NCIRS
Table. Catch-up schedule for people ≥10 years of age
The table does not include information on all diseases that adults may need vaccines for. Vaccination for special risk groups includes more details.
General guidelines: Catch-up vaccination for adolescents and adults
For more details, see: Vaccination for special risk group
Funding for catch up vaccines
Order NIP vaccines from the NSW Vaccine Centre, once you have a vaccine account number:
The Commonwealth has advised states/territories of a major international supply issue affecting the combination measles, mumps rubella varicella (MMRV) vaccines for children at 18 months of age. It is likely to continue throughout the whole of 2022. The NSW Vaccine Centre has:
The use of the separate vaccines for children aged 18 months should not be needed but may be required down the track if the supply issues are not resolved.
To request new a vaccine account, email your Public Health Unit (PHU) with your contact details:
How to update VAN details with the PHU:
Which PHU does my practice belong to?
GP Fax from NSW Health
Communicating with people who are unvaccinated against COVID-19
This NCIRS report summarises perspectives on COVID-19 vaccines of unvaccinated adults living in Australia who were interviewed in late 2021.
Recommendations for immunisation providers:
To become an accredited Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre:
Ongoing requirements for Yellow Fever Vaccination Centres:
To become a yellow fever accredited practitioner:
Requirements for accredited practioners:
ANI – authorised nurse immuniser can only administer yellow fever vaccination with a valid order from an authorised prescribing practitioner.
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