Immunisation clinical support

Find information, resources and tools to support clinical practice and delivery of immunisation services.

Health professionals can subscribe to clinical updates and guidance on the National Immunisation Program (NIP).

The Australian Immunisation Handbook

The Australian Immunisation Handbook is the primary reference for clinical advice on using vaccines safely and effectively.

The National Immunisation Program schedule

The National Immunisation Program Schedule sets out free vaccinations available to eligible people from birth to adulthood.

Catch-up vaccination resources

It is important to review your patients’ immunisation history and provide catch-up vaccines when needed. Read about catch-up immunisations available under the National Immunisation Program.

There are a range of resources to help you plan catch-up vaccinations for your patients including the:

Reports from the Australian Immunisation Register

Reports from the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) can be used to track the vaccination status of children. This can assist in identifying children who are missing scheduled vaccines at a certain age and implement reminder and recall systems.  

See the Australian Immunisation Register.

Program advice for providers

See our collection of program advice for providers administering vaccines through NIP.

Influenza vaccination resources

See our collection of seasonal influenza resources including clinical advice for both health professionals and resources for consumers. 

See resources to support conversations about influenza vaccination with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation

See clinical advice statements on a range of immunisation topics, meeting updates and information on the role and members of ATAGI.

National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance

The NCIRS provides tools, resources and services to support you including:

Specialised communication tools

The Sharing Knowledge About Immunisation communication tools can support your conversations with parents about childhood immunisation. The resources were developed by the National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance, in partnership with the University of Sydney and other collaborators.

See the SKAI resources

  • The Health Professional tools are designed to help you meet the needs of all parents, whether they are ready to vaccinate, have questions, or intend to decline vaccination altogether.
  • The information and resources for parents or expectant parents support them in making vaccination decisions for their family. 

Resources for patients

We have a range of resources you can order to give to your patients including:

You can also direct your patients to reputable websites including:

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