General advice and information on adult and childhood immunisation is available to both health care providers and members of the public, excluding travel vaccination advice (such as typhoid). Our staff also follow up reports of adverse reactions to vaccinations.
School Vaccination Program
The Public Health Unit conducts the School Vaccination Program which currently provides immunisations to adolescents for diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and Meningococcal ACWY. Consent materials and immunisation information is available in many languages.
The Australian Department of Health and Ageing Immunise Australia Program provides valuable information on all aspects of immunisation. Their website includes information for the general public as well as for immunisation providers, The Australian Immunisation Handbook provides clinical advice for health professionals on the safest and most effective use of vaccines in their practice (online only).
The NSW Immunisation Schedule
Due to variations in at-risk populations and differences in commonwealth and state funding, schedules may differ from state to state. The NSW immunisation schedule is available from the NSW Health website.
NSW Health provides information on NSW immunisation programs, including advice on new vaccines, the schedule, order forms for general practitioners, funding for vaccines and other information for both parents and general practitioners.
Below are links to agencies and organisations that contain useful information.
- Immunise Australia Program, Australian Department of Health and Ageing
- AIR Immunisation History Statement, Australian Department of Health and Ageing
- Questions about vaccination, A booklet providing answers to many common questions about vaccination for parents and vaccination providers, Australian Department of Health and Ageing
- NSW immunisation programs, NSW Health
- Save the Date to Vaccinate, NSW Health
For more information and enquiries please phone: 1300 066 055 to speak with the Public Health Unit.