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Immunisation Updates 2019
The 2019 Immunisation Updates were held in the Illawarra Shoalhaven regions on Wednesday 6 November in Shellharbour and Wednesday 13 November in Nowra. Both events had fantastic attendance with 190 registered nurses, enrolled nurses, clinical nurse consultants, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists and general practitioners coming to the updates.
Cold chain management webinar and CoP update
As part of the Practice Nurse Community of Practice (CoP), COORDINARE partnered with Natasa Veselinovic, Immunisation Coordinator from the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District Public Health Unit to conduct a webinar on cold chain management. The webinar took place in August 2019 and is available to watch here.
Cold Chain Management webinar and immunisation updates
As part of the Practice Nurse Community of Practice, COORDINARE partnered with Natasa Veselinovic Immunisation Coordinator from the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District Public Health Unit to conduct a webinar on Cold Chain Management. The webinar took place in August 2019 and is available to watch here.
Increase in syphilis among women and infants
From January 2018 to August 2019, there were two confirmed cases of congenital syphilis in non-Indigenous infants in NSW. In both cases, the first antenatal visit occurred late in pregnancy and treatment was delayed.
GPs encouraged to be on the lookout for symptoms of measles
GPs are encouraged to be on the lookout for symptoms of measles, which continues to be imported by travellers from many countries, including New Zealand. There have been 52 measles cases notified so far this year compared to just 19 cases last year.
Using the AIR as a medical practice
Medical practices must apply here to become a recognised vaccination provider on the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) and access the AIR site. Once you register, you can access the AIR site using a practice authentication file.
Raising awareness for Q fever
NSW Health have launched an awareness campaign for Q fever, which tends to be more prevalent in regional and rural communities.
New Cold Chain Toolkit for immunisation providers
The NSW Health cold chain webpage has been updated with a summary of recent changes to NSW cold chain requirements and the new national vaccine storage guidelines ‘Strive for 5’ (3rd edition) 2019.
Changes to antenatal pertussis vaccination recommendations
The National Health and Medical Research Council have updated their recommendations on the range of timing of pertussis vaccination for pregnant women. These recent changes are expected to benefit pregnant women at risk of pre-term delivery by increasing their opportunities to receive the vaccine.
The National Vaccine Storage Guidelines 'Strive for 5, 3rd edition' is now available!
The 'Strive for 5, 3rd edition' resource provides up to date information about safe vaccine storage and key recommendations for effective vaccine storage management, including new supporting resources for immunisation providers.