Immunisation Program

The Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network Immunisation Program works with stakeholders and supports general practices to deliver quality vaccination services, with the overall goal of improving immunisation coverage rates throughout MPHN boundaries. Currently, Murrumbidgee childhood immunisation rates are the highest in the country

MPHN Immunisation Program
General Practice Support
General Practice Visits
Data Logging Service
Immunisation Schedule
Immunisation Handbook
Vaccine Information Sheet
Cold Chain Management
Adverse events following immunisation
Australian Immunisation Register (AIR)
Seasonal Influenza
School vaccination program
Immunisation coverage rates for all children
Practice Nurses and Immunisation
Contact
Resources


MPHN Immunisation Program

The Immunisation program: 

  • Assists and encourages general practices to maintain high immunisation coverage in their patient population to reduce the incidence of vaccine preventable infection diseases

  • Supports General Practices to transfer immunisation encounter information to the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) electronically

  • Promotes best practice in immunisation

  • Disseminates resources and facilitates interdisciplinary education activities


General Practice Support

We support general practices to:

  • Maintain high standards of cold-chain management in accordance with the National Guidelines to ensure vaccine efficacy

  • Deliver immunisation services in accordance with the National Immunisation Program and the NSW Immunisation Schedule

  • Adopt a sustainable approach to reporting immunisation encounters to the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR)

  • Optimise child immunisation coverage rates through review of overdue children and recall and reminder services

We provide practice support to assist general practice to manage immunisation schedules, catch-ups and cold chain management effectively. We provide in-practice education for: 

  • vaccine cold chain management – we provide in-practice education, assessment and advice on vaccine cold chain management to assist your practice to effectively manage these biological substances.

  • data management – the management of immunisation records is essential to avoid unnecessary work for staff following up overdue immunisation or parenting payments being affected. We provide education and assistance on immunisation reporting requirements.


General Practice Visits

The Immunisation Program Officers can visit practices to assist with:

  • Supporting immunisation providers with information and resources

  • Supporting practices to review lists of children overdue for immunisation

  • Providing training regarding AIR online access

  • Advice and support in the event of a cold-chain failure

  • Onsite visits to conduct training on cold chain procedures

  • Assistance with data logging of vaccine fridges for accreditation, cold chain breaches and installation of new refrigerators

  • Data logger support and demonstrations


Data Logging Service






Adverse events following immunisation


Australian Immunisation Register (AIR)


Seasonal Influenza

In 2019 free seasonal influenza vaccine is funded for the following groups at higher risk of complications from influenza:

NSW State funded

  • all children aged 6 months to less than 5 years of age (including Aboriginal and medically at risk)

National Immunisation Program

  • all individuals aged 5 years and over with medical risk conditions

  • all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 5 years and over (previously 15 years and over)

  • pregnant women (influenza vaccine can be given at any stage of pregnancy)

  • people aged 65 years and over (trivalent vaccine that is specifically designed to produce a higher immune response is available for this group)




Immunisation coverage rates for all children


CONTACT

Jacinta Rynehart

Immunisation & Clinical Support Officer
jacinta.rynehart@mphn.org.au
02 6923 3156