Aim / Outcome
Murray PHN aims to achieve and maintain timely, age appropriate immunisation coverage rates of 90 per cent or higher in children less than seven years of age.
Murray PHN will provide support to maintain and improve these rates in collaboration with the dedication and commitment of immunisation and general practice teams in our region.
General Practice Resources
- Australian Immunisation Handbook 10th edition
- Criteria for use of Government vaccines
- Immunisation and AIR information
- Immunise Australia Program or phone 1800 671 811
- Immunisation Program
State Government, Victoria: access resource order forms, fact sheets, DoH immunisation newsletter, all relevant immunisation updates and cold chain management
- National due and overdue rules for childhood immunisation
- National Immunisation Program Schedule
- SA immunisation calculator
This website provides information to gain access on childhood immunisations on children due for catch-up and provides you with a quick answer to your immunisation query.
- Travel vaccine information
- Yellow Fever vaccine
- Yellow Fever vaccinating centres
- HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) and the vaccine - easily understandable information for parents/vaccine providers about cervical cancer, HPV and the vaccine
- SAEFVIC form for Reporting An Adverse Event Following Immunisation
In Victoria adverse events following immunisation (AEFI) should be notified to SAEFVIC the Surveillance of Adverse Events Following Vaccination in the Community.
- Immunisation for Health Care Workers
- Free whooping cough vaccine for expectant and new parents
- Multilingual client brochure: Catch up vaccinations for refugees and asylum seekers in Victoria
- Catch-up immunisation for refugees and asylum seekers: an information sheet for GPs and other immunisation providers
Cold Chain Management
- Cold Chain Breach form
Department of Health Victoria
Tips for cold chain management during holiday seasons
Before closing your clinic
- Reduce orders to minimise the vaccine stock levels held in the fridge over the holiday period.
- Check that the door is closed firmly and lock the fridge if possible.
- Check that the power supply at the facility remains on.
- Record the minimum and maximum temperatures at the end of the last working day.
Reopening your clinic
- Record the minimum and maximum temperatures at the start of the first working day.
- Check and download the data logger if available.
- Report a breach to the Immunisation Section as soon as practicable.
- Reorder stock for use over the coming one-month period if the fridge is in order.
Report a cold chain breach (a temperature recording of less than 2ËšC or greater than 8ËšC for longer than 15 minutes)
- Download and complete the cold chain breach form here.
- Put a sign on the fridge "Do not use or discard vaccines until further notice".
- Vaccine advice will be provided, or call the Immunisation Section on 1300 882 008.
- Health Assessments
- Child immunisation requirements if you get Family Tax Benefit (FTB) Part A or child care fee assistance
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health check
- Summary of health checks at different life stages
Continuing Professional Development
- National Centre for Immunisation and Research and Surveillance
- Melbourne Vaccine Education Centre (MVEC)
- Department of Health Victoria immunisation newsletter
Local Government Immunisation Sessions
- Alpine Shire Council
- Benalla Rural Shire
- City of Greater Bendigo
- Buloke Shire
- Campaspe Shire
- Gannawarra Shire
- Indigo Shire
- Loddon Shire
- Mansfield Shire Council
- Mildura Rural City Council
- Mitchell Shire
- Moira Shire
- Mount Alexander Shire
- Murrindindi Shire Council
- Greater Shepparton City Council
- Strathbogie Shire
- Swan Hill Rural City Council
- Towong Shire
- Rural City of Wangaratta
- City of Wodonga Council