Immunisation provider information and resources

Vaccine update email list

Vaccine Updates gives immunisation providers important news and information updates about immunisation programs and vaccines in Western Australia.

All immunisation providers are encouraged to register by email, simply provide your full name.

Email addresses are stored securely by the Communicable Disease Control Directorate and are only used to send immunisation information.

Structured Administration and Supply Arrangements (SASA)

The CEO of Health has issued the below SASAs to authorise certain Registered Nurses and Midwives to administer vaccines in accordance with the Poisons Regulation 2016. Providers who are eligible to work under the relevant SASA are encouraged to familiarise themselves with the requirements.

Ordering government-funded vaccines
Reporting of school program vaccines administered in general practice

From September 2016, vaccines administered throughout the lifespan need to be reported to the whole of life register the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR).

Government-funded vaccines provided for the Year 8 program need to be reported also, to the WA school-based database. Please complete the Report of school program vaccines administered in general practice form (PDF 328KB) for this purpose.

Common reactions from vaccine

Useful information following vaccination was developed for consumers, and parents/guardians of children, when they receive vaccination.

This page explains common reactions following vaccination.

The information is also available as a PDF, Useful information following vaccination (PDF 190KB).

Consent process

The consent process for vaccination enables a parent to make an informed decision regarding vaccination.

If a parent decides not to immunise their child, the points provided on the partial consent can be used to discuss their decision.

Immunisation resources

Immunisation resources to support your practice are available for order on the publication ordering system (external site). Find out how to place an order (PDF 768KB).

Further resources

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