The ATAGI advice on the introduction of Gardasil®9 in a 2-dose schedule under the school-based National Immunisation Program (NIP) was updated on 11 January 2022.
COVID-19 vaccine stock management and delivery delays
Has your COVID-19 vaccine delivery been delayed? Call CESPHN on 1300 986 991 option 7 for COVID-19 or email email@example.com to access emergency Pfizer 12 years+ (Purple) vaccine supplies or notify us of excess vaccines available for redistribution.
COVID-19 vaccine in the severely immunocompromised
Latest recommendation for COVID-19 vaccine in the severely immunocompromised (17 Jan 2022):
Severely immunocompromised children aged 5 to 11 years are now recommended to receive a 3rd primary dose of COVID-19 vaccine, 2 to 4 months after their second dose.
People aged 18 years or older who received a 3-dose primary course are now recommended to receive a booster (4th) dose ≥ 4 months after their 3rd dose.
People receiving hormonal therapy alone or localised radiotherapy are not recommended to receive a 3rd primary dose.
Vaccines recognised for the purpose of travel to Australia
As of 17 January 2022, the TGA determined that two doses of Sputnik V (Gamaleya Research Institute) would be ‘recognised’ for the purpose of purpose of travel to Australia, in addition to the 4 currently recognised vaccines.
New: Web-based Clinical guidance for Covid-19 vaccine providers
Recently, ATAGI’s Clinical Guidance on the use of COVID-19 vaccines in Australia in 2021 has been converted to web-based content on the Department of Health’s website (previously a PDF document). It will continue to be updated by ATAGI as new evidence becomes available.
Have you completed the relevant training for vaccinating 5 to 11 year old children?
Submit your AIR forms online using the upload function in HPOS
From 31 January 2022, the following Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) forms \will no longer be accepted if sent by email, mail or fax: Immunisation medical exemption (IM011), Immunisation history (IM013), and Immunisation encounter (IM018).
The AIR forms will only be accepted if submitted online in Health Professional Online Services (HPOS), using the form upload function in HPOS Messages. This function allows you to securely send messages with forms and supporting documents directly to AIR. See How to use HPOS features.
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