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Free shingles vaccine available now for people 70-79 years
A time-limited catch-up program for a free shingles vaccine is available to people aged 71 to 79 years old until October 2021. Since November 2016, the vaccine program has been funded under the Australian Government’s National Immunisation Program (NIP) for 70-year-olds.
Free flu vaccine for under fives
From April 2018 all NSW children aged from six months to under five years of age will be offered free influenza shots.
Immunisation update events
COORDINARE partnered with ISLHD and SNSWLHD to hold the annual immunisation update events across the region.
Public consultation: HPV vaccination recommendations
The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation has advised that a public consultation is now open on proposed changes to human papillomavirus vaccination recommendations in the Australian Immunisation Handbook.
Immunisation rates for children remain high but still work to be done
Overall vaccination rates for children in South Eastern NSW remain higher than the NSW state and Australian national averages for all ages, however there are some areas where immunisation rates are potentially too low to prevent the outbreak of disease
Hepatitis B vaccination shortage
Due to a precautionary manufacturing halt of Engerix-B® there is currently a shortage of the adult formulation available to Australia, which is expected to continue until at least January 2018.
Hepatitis C Treatment Service at Bega Valley Community Health
Dr David Clark Infectious Diseases Physician, South East Regional Hospital (SERH) and Fiona McKenna Registered Nurse, Bega Valley Community Health service (SERH) are providing a Hepatitis C Treatment Clinic, with the new direct acting antiviral treatment, for people living with chronic hepatitis C infection.
It’s not too late to have the flu shot
With NSW currently in the midst of its worst flu season on record, COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN is encouraging local residents to consider a last minute influenza vaccination.
Influenza vaccination during pregnancy
Vaccination remains the best protection pregnant women and their newborn babies have against influenza.
Immunisation rates for children in South Eastern NSW in 2015-16
Overall vaccination rates for children in South Eastern NSW have increased significantly and were higher than the Australian national average, according to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).
In November 2016, COORDINARE partnered with the Public Health Unit for the yearly immunisation update.
Public Health Unit: vaccine availability update
With flu season upon us and many practices in full swing with vaccinations the Public Health Unit would like to provide some updated information on vaccine availability.
Further Strengthening No Jab, No Pay
On May 1 the Department published a media release building on their No Jab, No Pay policy.
2017 influenza vaccines now available
Vaccinations to protect Australians against four strains of this year’s influenza virus are now available – and are free of charge to those most at risk of getting sick this flu season.
Shingles vaccination program for patients aged 70-79
As part of the new National Shingles Immunisation Program, the shingles vaccination (Zostavax) can now be provided free to patients aged 70, with a catch up program for patients aged 71-79.
Update on Meningococcal B vaccine availability
NSW Health have been advised that there has been a global increase in demand for Bexsero® (meningococcal B) vaccine.
Immunisation Update: Register now!
The latest immunisation figures for all children in the South Eastern NSW region were higher than NSW state and Australian national averages for all ages.
Reminder: Free influenza vaccination for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients
Did you know that the influenza vaccine is available for free and recommended as part of the childhood vaccination schedule for Aboriginal children aged over 6 months to 5 years?
2016 Seasonal Flu Vaccine
You should now be receiving your supply of 2016 Seasonal Flu Vaccine.
No Jab, no pay: More time to process vaccination records
Vaccination providers now have until 30 April 2016 to update immunisation records in the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (ACIR) before a parent’s eligibility for child care payments is ceased.