The Public Health Unit (PHU) provides general advice and information on adult and childhood immunisation to health care providers and members of the public. Staff also follow up reports of
adverse reactions to vaccinations .
The Immunisation Team conducts the
Adolescent School Vaccination Program which provides immunisations to school students for Diphtheria Tetanus Pertussis (Whooping Cough), Meningococcal ACWY, and Human Papillomavirus (HPV).
The Australian Department of Health
Immunise Australia Program provides valuable information on all aspects of childhood immunisation. Their website includes information for the general public as well as for immunisation providers, including
The Australian Immunisation Handbook , and the revised National Immunisation Program.
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Vaccines offered in the school program since 2003 - no records are available prior to 2003.
Human Papillomavirus vaccine offered to:
Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis vaccine offered to:
Meningococcal ACWY vaccine offered to:
Hepatitis B vaccine offered to:
Chickenpox (Varicella) vaccine offered to:
Measles/Mumps/Rubella vaccine offered to:
Meningococcal C vaccine offered to:
All records of immunisations provided at schools via the NSW Health School Immunisation Program are now uploaded to the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) within a week of receipt of vaccination. Historical records of vaccinations given in the school program dating back to 2004 have also been uploaded to the AIR - there are no records kept prior to 2003. Please check the AIR in the first instance for your records.
To access your records on the AIR:
If you are unable to locate your records you can your Public Health Unit on 1300 066 055.
Standard Vaccination Catch-up Recommendations for Children <10 years of age
Catch-up Vaccination Plan
Examples of catch-up recommendationsUse Table 1: Standard Vaccination Catch-up Recommendations for Children <10 years of age in conjunction with Table 2: GP/Practice Nurse catch-up vaccination plan to write out a plan for the required vaccines.
If you have any questions, please call the PHU on 1300 066 055. Alternatively you can fax your completed plan to the PHU on 9482 1650 for checking and direction.
Standard Vaccination Catch-up Recommendations for people over 10 years of age
Commonwealth Catch-up Advice for all individuals aged 10 - 19 years
NSW Immunisation Schedule
Australian Immunisation Register
Adverse Events following Immunisation
Australian Department of Health Immunisation information
Strive for 5 Cold Chain Guidelines and resources
National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance
Information for Child Care Centres
Questions About Vaccination - answers to many common questions about vaccination
Primary & Community Care Services Ltd
Northern Sydney Primary Health Network