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Immunisation

Immunisation is one of the most effective public health measures available. The Public Health Unit oversees programs and provides general immunisation advice. Immunisation milestones occur throughout life. Immunisation requirements vary by age, health, lifestyle, and occupation.

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NSW Immunisation Schedule effective July 1st 2018
NSW Immunisation Schedule A3 Poster

Immunisation Catch-ups

With the No Jab No Pay initiative still in progress catch ups are still required across the SWSLHD.

We have also attached links to a number of catch-up templates for previously unvaccinated children of different ages that you may adjust as necessary.

Alternatively, you can complete the worksheet and fax it to us for completion. Please attempt to complete the catch up worksheet before faxing to the Public Health Unit and we will return the checked catch-up within 24-48 hours.

Ensure there is a GP/Practice Nurse contact name and legible practice fax and telephone number so we can contact you if we have questions, and return your completed catch-up plan to you.

For further enquiries please call the Immunisation Team on 1300 066 055, or fax us on 02 8778 0846

Catch-up Resources:

  1. NSW Primary Vaccination Catch Up schedule for 10-19 years (Attachment 1)
  2. NSW Primary vaccination schedule for 6weeks to <10 years (Attachment 2)

Catch-up Templates for Unvaccinated Children:

Overdue Immunisation Reminder

The Public Health Unit receives information regarding children overdue for immunisations from the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR).  Over the coming weeks, the Public Health Unit will be sending out reminders to parents of children identified as overdue in receiving one or more vaccines on the National Immunisation Program Schedule (NIP). These reminders will be a letter, text or email - depending on the contact details on AIR - identifying a child as overdue, and asking the parent to contact their doctor or immunisation provider to schedule a catch-up program, and/or to update AIR records with the correct information.

Further information is available by downloading the FAQ - overdue immunisation reminder fact sheet. A version in Arabic is available here. You can also ask to speak to an immunisation nurse at Liverpool Public Health Unit by calling on 1300 066 055.

Cold Chain Education

NSW Vaccine Storage and Cold Chain Management Module is now available for staff employed in private facilities in the NSW Health immunisation website under "Immunisation Providers".

Childhood Immunisation

Vaccines provide the best protection if they are given on time. In NSW vaccines are due at birth, 6-8 weeks, 4 months, 6 months, 12 months, 18 months and 3 ½ - 4 years.

NSW Health Immunisation Programs

Childhood immunisations are available at your family doctor, Aboriginal Medical Service or through Campbelltown Council immunisation clinics.

Routine childhood vaccines are free wherever you choose to take your child, but your GP may charge a consultation fee.

You will be sent an Immunisation History Statement after your child has received their 18 months and 3 ½ - 4 years old vaccines or you can get a copy anytime by:

To login and check for records online you will need your myGov or Medicare online account details ready.

You could also simply download the Medicare Xpress Plus mobile phone application. Please visit the Medicare website for further information

Before enrolling in childcare or school, parents will need an up to date Immunisation History Form.

Travel Vaccination

General travel vaccination and health advice can be found on the Australian Government's travel advisory and consular information service website smartraveller.gov.au. You can also visit the World Health Organisation (WHO) international travel and health, or the CDC website for up-to-date information on specific outbreaks and other health risks related to travel in particular countries. Information gathered from websites should not be used as a substitute for a visit to a specialised travel medical centre. There are no government services providing free travel vaccination.

Travellers requiring a yellow fever vaccination need to visit a medical centre approved by the NSW Ministry of Health. A list of approved yellow fever providers in New South Wales can be found on the NSW Ministry of Health website.

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