Statewide Victorian Primary Health Network Immunisation Forum – 2 May

This event is conducted by the Victorian PHNs – Eastern Melbourne, Gippsland, Murray, North Western Melbourne, South Eastern Melbourne and Western Victoria.

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  • HPV vaccine overview and effectiveness
  • Recent changes to the HPV vaccination schedule and evidence for 1 dose
  • Who should have the HPV vaccine and other at risk populations
  • The important role that primary care play in opportunistic HPV vaccination / catch up
  • Department of Health – Immunisation Program update (key contacts)
  • National Immunisation Strategy
  • National Immunisation Program, and vaccine preventable diseases in Victoria
  • Seasonal Influenza program
  • Victorian Immunisation Program Protocols


  • Professor Julia Brotherton, Professor of Cancer Prevention Policy and Implementation at The University of Melbourne and Professorial Fellow at the National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance
  • Alice Bastable, Cervical Cancer Elimination Manager, Prevention, Cancer Council Victoria

Victorian Department of Health Presenters:

  • Sharon Harris, Senior Immunisation Advisor, Clinical Team
  • Femi Zhou, Senior Immunisation Advisor, Clinical Team

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify patients who are eligible for HPV vaccination and who should be offered a catch up dose
  • Improve knowledge about the effectiveness of the HPV vaccine and of recent changes to the HPV vaccination schedule
  • Describe Cancer Council resources and campaigns available to help support HPV vaccination uptake in your patients
  • Identify updates to the National and Victorian Immunisation Programs
  • Describe the seasonal Influenza program in primary healthcare
Last modified: 8 April, 2024