Immunisation provider information

Information for health professionals on various immunisation-related topics including clinical updates, handling vaccines, delivering immunisations and the Australian Immunisation Handbook.

Immunisation programs

Nationally funded

The National Immunisation Program includes:

State funded

Vaccines are free under National and State funded programs for eligible people, however, some immunisation providers may charge a consultation or service fee. Please discuss any costs for receiving funded vaccines with your immunisation provider.

Australian Immunisation Register

The Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) records vaccines for people of all ages in Australia. All providers delivering immunisation services must report doses administered to the AIR. To apply to register with AIR, see Immunisation records and registers.

Catch-up schedules and the Immunisation Calculator

A catch-up schedule, to determine the vaccines required for optimum protection, is calculated on age, vaccination history, current recommendations and risk factors for those that may have missed or delayed some of the scheduled vaccines.

The Commonwealth Government’s Immunisation Calculator calculates catch-up schedules based on the Australian National Immunisation Program schedule for children up to their 10th birthday. For information on catch-up schedules for individuals aged 10 years of age and over, see the Australian Immunisation Handbook catch up guidelines.

Coverage rates

Immunisation coverage rates for South Australia are available from the Australian Immunisation Register.

Clinical resources

The National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance (NCIRS) is a research organisation that provides independent expert advice on all aspects of vaccine preventable diseases, and other issues related to immunisation. Resources include:

  • Fact sheets on vaccines, vaccine components, immunisation programs and hints for using the AIR
  • SKAI (Sharing Knowledge About Immunisation), which has information for parents about vaccination
  • eLearning module for healthcare workers to assist with communication with parents about vaccination.

Sharp and to the Point

The Sharp and to the Point newsletter is produced by SA Health's Immunisation Section to assist immunisation providers and other interested health professionals to keep up to date with the latest immunisation recommendations, news and research.

Travel vaccination

For information on travel vaccination see the Smartraveller website or contact a travel vaccination centre.

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