Immunisation Clinical Resources

Influenza Vaccination 2012

The commencement date for the National Immunisation Program (NIP) seasonal influenza vaccination program is 15 March. Influenza vaccine will be delivered to your practice prior to this date.

The seasonal influenza vaccine is available free under the NIP for:

  • People 65 years of age and over,
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 15 years of age and over,
  • Pregnant women,
  • Anyone over six months of age with underlying medical conditions which predispose them to the risk of complications from influenza.

Information sheet - Recommendation for the use of Influenza vaccine

Links to external resources

Australian Immunisation Handbook 10th edition 2013
National Immunisation Program Schedule from 1 July 2013
Immunise Australia Program – Department of Health and Ageing
Immunisation Myths and Realities: responding to arguments against immunisation 5th edition
Australian Childhood Immunisation Register
National HPV Vaccination Program Register—Information for health professionals
Strive for 5—National Vaccine Storage Guidelines
Communicable Disease Control - Health Protection Service, ACT Health
SA immunisation 'catch-up' calculator
Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) Statement - Updated recommendations for revaccination of adults with 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (23vPPV), Pneumovax 23
Why is Pneumovax23® vaccination recommended?
APNA Immunisation online learning

Forms and Downloads

Report of an adverse event following immunisation (AEFI)

Adverse Event Following Immunisation - information sheet
Common observed reactions tear off sheet