Immunisation provider information
Information for health professionals on various immunisation-related topics including clinical updates, handling vaccines, delivering immunisations and the Australian Immunisation Handbook.
The National Immunisation Program includes:
- Childhood Immunisation Program
- School Immunisation Program
- Annual Influenza Program
- National Shingles Vaccination Program
- Expanded National Immunisation Program (10 to 19 years & Refugee/Humanitarian entrants)
- New Arrival Refugee Immunisation (NARI) Program
- Aboriginal immunisation recommendations
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 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.
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.
Immunisation coverage rates for South Australia are available from the Australian Immunisation Register.
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, to inform policy and planning for immunisation services in Australia. Fact sheets have been developed primarily for immunisation providers. NCIRS have also developed a website called SKAI (Sharing Knowledge About Immunisation), which has information for parents about vaccination and an 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.
For information on travel vaccination see the Smartraveller website or contact a travel vaccination centre.