About: NCIRS specialist paediatrician will present on 2024 influenza vaccines and their use in eligible age groups, and strategies to increase uptake in at risk groups. There will be a live Q&A panel at the end to answer audience questions.
When: Tuesday 13 February 2024 | 7:30pm – 8:30pm
Register: click here
All immunisation providers in NSW are encouraged to attend, including GPs, nurses, pharmacists, practice managers, and RACF, hospital and community health workers.
Webinar: RSV in infants
Register for the NCIRS RSV webinar on respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) which will explore new vaccines and treatments to reduce the incidence and impact of RSV in infants.
About: RSV symptoms and disease burden in infants and next steps for RSV vaccines and treatments in Australia.
Join us online for CESPHN’s annual immunisation update presented by NCIRS. This webinar will cover the latest clinical information on RSV (respiratory syncytial virus), influenza, COVID-19, emerging diseases, and more.
About: latest clinical information on RSV (respiratory syncytial virus), influenza, COVID-19, emerging diseases, and more.
On 1 February 2024, a series of new shingles videos were published which share the message to those aged 65 and over about the importance of getting the free shingles vaccine. View the range of Shield yourself from shingles videos on the Department of Health and Aged Care website.
Back-to-school vaccination checklist
Illness can spread easily between children at schools or childcare. Vaccination can prevent the spread of many serious diseases and re provided for free to children on the NIP.
Immunisation providers are encouraged to include vaccination as part of a child’s back to school checklist. Order the latest childhood NIP fridge magnets and other resources to promote childhood vaccinations at your practice.
The SKAI contact card provides details of the Sharing Knowledge About Immunisation (SKAI) website for parents. The SKAI website provides parent-friendly information about immunisation and provides answers to common questions. Healthcare providers can give this to parents who have questions or concerns about vaccinations.
COVID-19 vaccine comparison poster
Updated on 1 February 2024, the COVID-19 vaccine comparison poster provides key differences between each COVID-19 vaccine approved for use in Australia as per the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) guidelines.
It is essential that immunisation providers access the latest version of resources as COVID-19 vaccination information and advice is updated frequently.
COVID-19 health information and advice services
Healthcare providers can direct patients to access the following information and advice services:
Service Finder for COVID-19 vaccine providers in Australia. Compare clinics, check availability, and book an appointment. The service is available in 15 languages and can be filtered by telehealth or accessibility needs.
Symptom Checker for people with COVID-19 symptoms to find out if medical help is required.
EVA and NCH The National Coronavirus Helpline (NCH) and Easy Vaccine Access (EVA) services have been decommissioned.
COVID-19 infections surge High level of COVID-19 transmission in NSW – variants EG.5 and JN.1 appear to be driving most transmission, with JN.1 increasing in prevalence.
Flu vaccine 2024 The TGA has accepted the recommended composition of the influenza vaccines for 2024. Advice on when and how to order 2024 NIP influenza vaccines will be circulated in February 2024.
Novavax supply in 2024 Novavax is no longer available to order from CVAS with last doses expiring 31 January 2024. A new Novavax XBB.1.5 formulation (Nuvaxovid) is expected to be available in time for the 2024 autumn respiratory season.
NIPVIP program 2024 The NIP Vaccinations in Pharmacy (NIPVIP) program commenced on 1 Jan 2024 allowing patients over 5 years of age to access free NIP vaccines in a community pharmacy.
New mandatory AIR fields Two new reporting fields (Vaccine type and Route of administration) will become mandatory from 1 March 2024.
Immunisation advice is updated regularly – access to the latest information is essential:
Immunisation Weekly Update State Vaccine Centre Christmas closure The State Vaccine Centre will no longer be accepting vaccine orders. Orders placed before midday Tuesday, 19 December will be dispatched Wednesday, 20 December, and routine deliveries will recommence on Tuesday, 2 January 2024. Please do not order excessive stock over this…
Immunisation Weekly Update: Are your vaccines ready for summer? In the summer season, storms are more likely to occur, which can lead to power outages. Refer to the Cold Chain Toolkit to ensure all vaccination storage requirements are in place should an outage occur. Disposal of Zostavax® Zostavax® vaccine will…
Immunisation Weekly Update: International Shingrix stock The NSW State Vaccine Centre have begun distributing internationally branded stock of Shingrix vaccines, approved under section 19A of the Therapeutic goods Act 1989. Immunisation providers are advised to note the differences from the Australian branded stock, particularly the US date format: MM/DD/YYYY. The…
Immunisation Weekly Update: Immunisation webinars Register for upcoming immunisation education webinars. View past webinar recordings on our Immunisation | Education webpage. Webinar: RSV in infants REGISTERThis webinar will provide an update on respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and explore next steps for RSV vaccines and treatments for infants. Date: Tuesday 27…
Immunisation Weekly Update: Webinar: NSW influenza program 2024 Register for the annual NSW Health Influenza Vaccination Program webinar to receive information on the 2024 flu vaccination program. About: NCIRS specialist paediatrician will present on 2024 influenza vaccines and their use in eligible age groups, and strategies to increase uptake in…
Immunisation Weekly Update: Register for 2024 Immunisation update event Join us online for CESPHN’s annual immunisation update presented by NCIRS. This webinar will cover the latest clinical information on RSV (respiratory syncytial virus), influenza, COVID-19, emerging diseases, and more. When: Thursday 14 March 2024 Time: 7.00pm to 8.30pm Register Measles…