The Western Victoria Primary Health Network Immunisation program aims to educate, support and assist immunisation providers on all aspects of immunisation to enhance local immunisation rates and provide quality immunisation services.

The Immunisation program activities include:

  • Professional development for immunisation program staff
  • Education and support with vaccine storage and cold chain management 
  • Education and support with Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) registration, reporting processes and data transfer
  • Assistance with recall/reminder systems
  • Immunisation information via newsletters
  • Telephone support

Updates regarding immunisation information are available from the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services.

Government funded Immunisation programs and resources

HealthPathways

For clinical information regarding immunisation refer to HealthPathways.  HealthPathways has been developed for use by health professionals.  For HealthPathways access or for further information contact the HealthPathways team or P: 5222 0800.

Australian Government programs and resources

Immunise Australia Program P: 1800 671 811
Australian Immunisation Handbook 10th Edition
Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) for Health Professionals
Myths & Realities 5th Edition
National HPV Vaccination Program Register
National Vaccine Storage Guidelines - Strive for 5 booklet
Clinical updates for health professionals
National Shingles Vaccination Program
Zoster Vaccine fact sheet
NIP expansion - Provider Factsheet: 10 to 19 year olds
NIP expansion - DL Consumer Flyer: 10 to 19 year olds
NIP expansion - A3 Consumer Poster: 10 to 19 year olds
NIP expansion - Provider Factsheet: Refugees and humanitarian entrants

Victorian Government programs and resources

Immunisation P: 1300 882 008 or email
Adverse event reporting - SAEFVIC
Cold Chain Management
Free vaccine Victoria
Immunisation Schedule Victoria
No Jab, No Pay
No Jab, No Play
Immunisation catch up tool for 10-19 year olds
Work place vaccinations
Immune Hero – Secondary school immunisation  
Catch-up immunisation for refugees and asylum seekers  

Other resources

Immunisation calculator - childhood immunisation catch-up tool
Royal Childrens Hospital Immunisation Service
RCH Travel Clinic
Melbourne Vaccine Education Centre

National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance resources

Sharing Knowledge about Immunisation (SKAI) resources 

SKAI resources are designed to help health professionals answer parents’ questions about immunisation. The resources currently include information sheets on the following topics: “How are vaccines shown to be safe?” “What is in vaccines?” “Why is the schedule the way it is?” “How do vaccines affect immunity?” and “What about autism?”

The resources have been developed by a national team of researchers and experts in immunisation called the SARAH collaboration. The collaboration has been led by Associate Professor Julie Leask, in conjunction with NCIRS, the University of Sydney, the University of Melbourne, and the Telethon Kids Institute, and funded by the Australian Government Department of Health. They are available on the Immunise Australia Website.

A new fact sheet on vaccination during pregnancy, focussing on pertussis and influenza. This fact sheet has been developed with the aim of assisting immunisation providers discuss the benefits and risks of receiving these vaccines during pregnancy, with parents. 

Vaccine history tables have also been recently updated.

Immunisers in Victoria - Immunisation Nurses & Pharmacists

Immunisers in Victoria

Program Officer

Alison Elliott
Ph: 5564 5888