immunisation

Immunisation

News: Vaccinating patients against shingles

April 2018. With the flu season upon us, now comes a timely reminder to general practitioners in your practice about the importance of adult vaccination against shingles. Health professional-only information.

News: Flu vaccination program now mandatory for aged care staff and volunteers

7 May 2018 The Department of Health has announced that as of 1 May legislation requires Australian Government-subsidised residential aged care providers to offer the flu vaccine to staff and volunteers.

News: Are you ready for winter's woes?

April 2018. Winter is on the way. It’s the season most associated with the hardship of illness such as influenza. Influenza or 'the flu' as it is commonly called, is usually identified as a mild illness, but for children under five years of age, pregnant women, and people over the age of 65 it can be severe and occasionally fatal.

Vaccinations: New resources to address common questions

Two new immunisation resources are now available to help parents better understand immunisation and to answer key questions about vaccination.

News: Getting you through the Flu (season)

May 2018. One of the most common questions APNA’s nurse support line has been answering over the past week has been: How do we reduce anxiety in our at risk groups (especially the over 65s) when there’s an influenza (flu) vaccine shortage?

Influenza prevention

This online learning course has been designed to provide GPs and nurses with concise, practice-based information to support the administration of influenza vaccines to individuals >6 months of age.

News: 2018 National Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Program

May 2018. Find out the key facts you should know about influenza vaccination in 2018, including resources and information from the Department of Health, ATAGI and the TGA.

Immunisation in the general practice setting

This course is based on the clinical recommendations and information contained within the Australian Immunisation Handbook 10th Edition. It does not enable a primary health care nurse to become an accredited immuniser.

Pertussis

This course looks at immunisation rates, symptoms, preventing pertussis using various strategies, incentives and delivering immunisation services.
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