National Immunisation Committee
The National Immunisation Committee (NIC) provides advice on the National Immunisation Program (NIP). The NIC also represent the needs and views of vaccination providers and consumers.
The National Immunisation Committee’s (NIC) role is to provide advice on the National Immunisation Program (NIP). The NIC also represent the needs and views of vaccination providers and consumers.
The Terms of Reference of the National Immunisation Committee are to:
- Progress and oversee implementation of the National Immunisation Strategy.
- Provide advice on the strategic direction of the NIP, including policy and program advice that supports the implementation of the Program.
- Represent the views of key immunisation stakeholder groups. These include health professionals, peak bodies, consumers and researchers and the Commonwealth and state and territory governments.
- Consult and collaborate with other peak immunisation related committees. These include the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI), Jurisdictional Immunisation Coordinators (JIC) and the Communicable Diseases Network Australia (CDNA).
- Provide advice on the development and implementation of NIP communication strategies.
Current NIC voting membership as at 1 July 2017:
|Dr Masha Somi||Chair, Department of Health Representative||Assistant Secretary, Immunisation Branch, Department of Health|
|Dr Vicky Sheppeard||Deputy Chair, Jurisdictional Representative, CDNA Nominee||Director, Communicable Diseases Network Australia (CDNA)|
|Ms Carolyn Banks||Jurisdictional Representative||Manager, Communicable Diseases Control Business and Immunisation Health Protection Service, Australian Capital Territory Health|
|Ms Karen Booth||Technical Representative||President, Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association (APNA)|
|Dr Penny Burns||Technical Representative||Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)|
|Ms Sue Campbell-Lloyd AM||Jurisdictional Representative||Manager, Immunisation Unit, New South Wales Ministry of Health|
|Ms Kate Cheney||Member Representative||Australian College of Midwives (ACM)|
|Ms Katrina Clark||Member Representative||National Indigenous Immunisation Coordinator, National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance (NCIRS)|
|Dr Jane Cook||Department of Health, Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) Representative||Assistant Secretary, Medicines Regulation Division Pharmacovigilance and Special Access Branch, Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)|
|A/Prof Michael Douglas||Member Representative||Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM)|
|Ms Simone Duncombe||Jurisdictional Representative||Manager, Communicable Diseases Prevention Unit, Department of Health and Human Services, Tasmania|
|Prof Paul Effler||Jurisdictional Representative||Medical Coordinator, Prevention and Control Program, Communicable Disease Control Directorate, Department of Health, Western Australia|
|Ms Janice Finlayson||Member Representative||Maternal, Child and Family Health Nurses Australia (MCaFHN)|
|Mr Noel Lally||Jurisdictional Representative||Manager, Immunisation Section, Communicable Disease Control Branch, South Australia Health|
|Ms Alison Marcus||Consumer Representative||Member, Consumers Health Forum of Australia (CHF)|
|Ms Karly Maurer||Member Representative||Australian Local Government Association (ALGA)|
|Prof. Peter McIntyre||Member Representative||Director, National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance (NCIRS)|
|Ms Janine Mohamed||Member Representative||CEO, The Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives (CATSINaM)|
|Dr Dennis Pashen||Technical Representative||Rural Doctors Association of Australia (RDAA)|
|Mr Stephen Pellissier||Jurisdictional Representative||Manager, Immunisation Health Protection Branch, Department of Health and Human Services Victoria|
|Ms Karen Peterson||Jurisdictional Representative||Manager, Immunisation Program, Communicable Diseases Unit, Queensland Health|
|Dr Rosalind Webby||Jurisdictional Representative||Head of Immunisation, Centre for Disease Control, Department of Health, Northern Territory|
|Ms Mary-Anne Williams||Member Representative||National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO)|
|Dr Anne Wilson||Member Representative||Australian Medical Association (AMA)|
Related committees and groups
The NIC reports to the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) through the Communicable Diseases Network Australia (CDNA).
National Immunisation Committee
Contact the secretariat for the National Immunisation Committee (NIC) for further information on the committee or previous meeting minutes and agendas