Immunisation

Increasing immunisation coverage is a national priority for primary health networks.

We work closely with primary healthcare providers to maintain and increase immunisation coverage across our region.

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About immunisation

Immunisation is a safe and effective way of protecting people against harmful diseases. We can help protect individuals, vulnerable populations and the wider community by enabling and promoting vaccination against preventable diseases.

We support the Australian Department of Health’s National Immunisation Program and the Victorian Government’s immunisation program.

How we can help

We support primary health care providers to increase immunisation rates by providing:

  • local clinical and referral information on HealthPathways Melbourne
  • advice on schedule updates and changes to immunisation programs
  • education sessions and webinars on immunisation
  • support with reporting to the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR)
  • assistance to maintain high standards of cold-chain management in accordance with the National Guidelines to ensure vaccine efficacy
  • mobile influenza services for hard-to-reach populations
  • increased public awareness for immunisation through our Immunise Melbourne campaigns.

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Contacts

For immunisation support from us, please contact our Primary Health Care Improvement team on 03 9347 1188 or email primarycare@nwmphn.org.au

For clinical advice, please contact the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services Immunisation Section on 1300 882 008 or email immunisation@dhhs.vic.gov.au