Catch-up immunisation for adults, children and refugee populations

19 Mar 2024
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM


Available to
Practice Nurses
General Practitioners

Continuing Professional Development

RACGP CPD 2 hours Educational Activities


Refugees and asylum seekers
My Health Record

Join us for this immunisation catch-up session, in collaboration with VTPHNA, SEMPHN, NWMPHN, City of Greater Dandenong and Cancer Council Victoria.

This interactive session will cover:

  • How to develop a catch-up immunisation schedule.
  • Available resources to support catch-up schedule development, for Australian-born and humanitarian-entrant patients of any age.
  • Updates on the national and Victorian immunisation programs. 
  • Recent changes in refugee health immunisation and HPV vaccination programs.
  • Resources available to support patient conversations around vaccination and HPV.
  • How you can support upcoming Cancer Council Victoria HPV activities. 


Alice Bastable, Cervical Cancer Elimination Manager - Cancer Council Manager

Alice oversees Cancer Council Victoria’s Cervical Cancer Elimination Strategy, which is a 5-year project to increase cervical screening participation, address patient-level barriers to assessment and treatment, and increase community confidence and coverage with HPV vaccination. 

As a part of this work, she leads work such as community awareness campaigns, community engagement activities and health care professional education about the HPV vaccine. Alice’s team also oversees Cancer Council’s HPV vaccine website. 

Kate Russo, Immunisation Team Leader - City of Greater Dandenong

Kate is an immunisation team leader at City of Greater Dandenong. She is a nurse immuniser with many years’ experience in immunisation and working with refugee communities. She has worked across many organisations, including the Department of Health, the former Divisions of General Practice, plus NGOs, universities, and hospital services. Kate has not only worked clinically but also in education and mentoring.  

This webinar is hosted by North Western Melbourne PHN and SEMPHN as part of a suite of webinars developed in collaboration with Eastern Melbourne PHN, Murray PHN, Western Victoria PHN and Gippsland PHN.

Original Disclaimer: In registering for this event, you acknowledge that attendance and evaluation data will be shared with the participating PHNs for attendance and evaluation purposes. This will allow each PHN to provide presentation materials, invite feedback, and deliver post-event support for this session.

Learning outcomes:

By the end of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Outline the steps in the development of a catch-up schedule
  • Describe special considerations for refugee health immunisation catch-up
  • Identify which resources should be used to develop a catch-up schedule.
  • Identify patients who are eligible for HPV vaccination
  • Explain how to upload and view patient immunisation information on MyHR