What is the Immunisation Program?
The ACT Medicare Local Immunisation Program works with stakeholders and supports general practices to deliver quality vaccination services, with the overall goal of improving immunisation coverage rates throughout the ACT area.
What does the Immunisation Program do?
- Assists and encourages general practices to maintain high immunisation coverage in their patient population to reduce the incidence of vaccine preventable infectious diseases
- Supports general practices to transfer immunisation encounter information to the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (ACIR) electronically
- Promotes best practice in immunisation
- Disseminates resources and facilitates interdisciplinary education activities
How can the Immunisation Program help you?
- Guidance on registering and utilising ACIR reports to follow up children overdue for vaccination
- Facilitating educational activities
- Data cleansing, recall and reminder systems
- Providing up-to-date immunisation resources and information
- Support to enable best practice in immunisation and vaccine management
What has the Immunisation Program achieved?
- The ACT has remained a national leader in childhood immunisation maintaining childhood coverage rates of around 93%
- The ACT has been above the national average in all three reportable age ranges. We reported the highest rate in children aged 12-15 months and the second highest in children 5 years of age
- ACTML Immunisation Program will assist practices to implement recall and reminder systems for children and to report online and on-time
- ACTML has facilitated quality education events, delivering immunisation information to GP’s, Practice Nurses and other immunisation providers
Who can help you?
Immunisation Program Officer
(02) 6287 8048