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‘Immunisation is a simple, safe, and effective way of protecting people against harmful diseases before they come into contact with them. Immunisation protects not only individuals, but also others in the community by reducing the spread of preventable diseases.’

Source:Australian Government Department of Health

 

Northern Queensland Primary Health Network (NQPHN) supports vaccine service providers to increase immunisation coverage within the North Queensland region through the National Immunisation Program (NIP) Schedule and the Immunisation Schedule Queensland.

Immunisation resources, including training and education opportunities, are provided below.

Immunisation resources and information

When working out a catchup schedule for a patient, please refer to resources from the Australian Immunisation Handbook.

Public Health Units are located within Hospital and Health Services (HHSs) across the state.  Public Health Units focus on:

  • protecting health
  • preventing disease, illness and injury
  • promoting health and wellbeing at a population or whole of community level.

Contact the Public Health Unit closest to you here.

Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) general enquiries (assistance with immunisation histories for parents and VSPs):  1800 653 809

Other Queensland Health Immunisation contacts

Northern Queensland PHN is supporting the Australian Government’s COVID-19 vaccination program rollout, working closely with healthcare providers and all levels of government, as well as other key partners in health, to ensure a successful vaccine rollout across our region.

For more COVID-19 vaccine information click here.

26 February 2024