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In March 2017, the Department of Health agreed to develop a template which provides a checklist for immunisation providers to consider before vaccinating a patient with Zostavax (pre-vaccination checklist).   Please click here to download the final version of this pre-vaccination checklist. ...

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Up to 3.6 million Australians are not doing any exercise at all and over half say they mostly sit on a typical work day, according to new research from the Heart Foundation. The Heart Foundation asked 1001 adults about their weight and exercise patterns, and the activity levels of their childre...

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The Australian Government’s independent review into health providers’ access to Medicare numbers is seeking your views. Health providers are invited to make a submission in response to issues raised in the review panel’s discussion paper. For details regarding making a submis...

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Australia is on track to experience its worst-ever flu season, with more than 75,000 cases for the year to date and a record 30,000 confirmed cases reported in July – up from 9000 in July last year. According to stats from the Immunisation Coalition, Victorian influen...

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The Australian Government has issued a reminder that bioCSL Fluvax is not registered for use in children less than five years of age and must not be given in this age group.  Unfortunately, there continues to be off-label use of influenza vaccines among children under 5, which poses a safety r...

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Congratulations to Garry Hurst from Ararat Medical Centre! Garry  was awarded the 2017 VIC Practice Manager of the Year! We wish Garry the best of luck for the National  Award in October.
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In the 2017 Budget, the Government announced $5.5 million over three years for the measure Supporting No Jab No Pay – improving awareness and uptake of immunisation. This measure will introduce a childhood immunisation education campaign to support expecting parents and those with children age...

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Casual employees with 12 months of service could soon be entitled to become full or part-time employees. The recent decision by the Fair Work Commission (FWC) has put on notice employers covered by 85 Modern Awards that they may well be required to consider making permanent any casual with 12 months...

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Congratulations to Brett Miller from North Adelaide Dental Care! Brett was awarded the 2017 SA/NT Practice Manager of the Year! We wish Brett the best of luck for the National  Award in October.
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The Australian Immunisation Handbook 10th Edition has been updated and gone live today and can be viewed at the following link . http://immunise.health.gov.au/internet/immunise/publishing.nsf/Content/Handbook10-home   Specifically, the following chapters and appendices: Updates page ...

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