Both of these resources are available to order from NSW Health’s Better Health Centre (BHC). To order hard copies to be delivered to your practice, please complete and submit the Immunisation Resource Order Form.
Service Finder Replaces Vaccine Clinic Finder
The Vaccine Clinic Finder (VCF) website has been retired, as of this week. All COVID-19 vaccination services listed on the VCF have been automatically transitioned to the Service Finder, which has been relaunched on a new and improved platform.
Last Orders of Moderna Six months to Five Years (Blue/Purple) Vaccine
Orders of the Moderna six months to five years (Blue/Purple) vaccine closed on Friday 31 March 2023. This vaccine should not be administered to new patients and should only be used to complete an already commenced primary course of COVID-19 vaccination for eligible patients.
Children aged six months to four years who meet the eligibility requirements are still able to receive the Pfizer six months to four years (Maroon) vaccine, noting that a primary course of the Pfizer six months to four years (Maroon) vaccine consists of three doses, given eight weeks apart, regardless of immunocompromise status.
Additional Orders of Moderna BA.4-5 Pre-filled Syringe
The Moderna Bivalent (BA.4-5) 12 years+ is a single dose pre-filled syringe vaccine, and is only approved for use as a booster dose in people 12 years and over. Additional orders of can now be requested through CVAS, in multiples of 10 doses.
The Vaccine Comparison Poster to include the Moderna BA.4-5 PFS. The ATAGI recommended COVID-19 vaccine doses poster has also been updated to reflect the 2023 booster advice and current primary course vaccination advice.
Meningococcal ACWY Vaccine Eligibility
Eligibility for free Meningococcal ACWY vaccine under the NIP has changed to 15-19 years (from 14-19 years) and is reflected in the updated table for free catch-up vaccines on the Australian Government’s catch-up vaccine webpage.
Immunisation providers can still administer Meningococcal ACWY vaccine to people aged 14 years but only with private market vaccine.
Benchmarque webinar: Seasonal Respiratory & Other Challenges: Influenza, RSV & Meningococcal B.
About: A webinar focused on the practical aspects of immunisation for our upcoming winter season. Briefly review the essentials of influenza vaccination. What is RSV, what does the clinical picture look like in the infant infected with RSV and are there treatments available to protect against infection? When is the long anticipated RSV vaccine coming?
Speak up for the community: Do you know someone who could give great input about health needs and services? voices4health is the place where people living in central and eastern Sydney can contribute to decision-making about health needs and services in the area where they live. This is a place…
Nominate for the 2023 CESPHN Primary Health Awards: The annual Central and Eastern Sydney PHN (CESPHN) Health Awards aims to recognise primary health care professionals and organisations that have provided exceptional service or an outstanding contribution to primary health care in the Central and Eastern region of Sydney during the…
Voices4Health – have your say about health services in your area Are you interested in having a say about health needs and health services in your area? voices4health is the place where people living in central and eastern Sydney can contribute to decision-making about health needs and services in the…
FIVE QUESTIONS is where we ask members of the community to talk about how they stay HEALTHY. General Manager First Nations Fashion + Design and Wiradjuri Woman living on Dharawal Country Emma Griggs (pictured below at the recent Australian Fashion Week 2023 at Carriageworks, Gadigal land), shared this: 1. What did…
Mandarin and Cantonese Diabetes Workshops: Diabetes NSW & ACT have FREE upcoming workshops delivered in Mandarin and Cantonese. We know small, healthy lifestyle decisions can lead to great improvements in health, and can prevent or delay the onset of complications associated with diabetes. Participants will learn about: Understanding diabetes Making…
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Trial Invitation for General Practices Calling General Practices to Participate in the Activating Primary Care COPD (Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) Patients with Multimorbidity (APCOM) trial. The trial aims to implement and evaluate an innovative tailored, self-management support program, delivered by Practice Nurses to people with COPD…