Immunisation

For health providers

For resources or further details about how the PHN can assist you and your practice in regards to immunisation, please contact our Immunisation Project Officer, Abbey Notley.

About the program


The PHN works with stakeholders and supports general practices to deliver quality vaccination services, with the overall goal of improving immunisation coverage rates in our region.

The PHN employs an Immunisation Program Officer to work closely with general practices and local practitioners.

How can the PHN assist your practice?

  • Assist and encourage general practices to maintain high immunisation coverage in their patient population to reduce the incidence of vaccine preventable infectious diseases
  • Facilitate educational activities in conjunction with the Sunshine Coast Public Health Unit. These session are targeted at both nurses new to general practice and those that are experienced in the role
  • Providing up-to-date immunisation resources and information
  • Supporting practice staff to enable best practice in immunisation
  • Developing and executing strategies for improving the timeliness and quality of encounter data forwarded to the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) and Vaccination Information and Vaccination Administration System (VIVAS)
  • Encouraging effective and accurate data management and maintenance activities
  • Promoting best practice in vaccine management

In Queensland the Vaccination Information and Vaccination Administration System (VIVAS) is a database of vaccination events for all children immunised in Queensland.  Funded vaccines are supplied through Commonwealth and Queensland Health programs in accordance with the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC). VIVAS also maintains a database for whole of life immunisations.

For further information on immunisation in Australia visit www.immunise.health.gov.au and in Queensland www.health.qld.gov.au/immunisation