Health care providers are at the forefront in protecting the community’s health and well-being. Immunisation as a national public health strategy continues to be a cost-effective means in reducing the mortality and morbidity rates related to vaccine-preventable diseases in Australia.
After a recognised immunisation course such as our 347 National Immunisation Program for Healthcare Practitioners course has been completed annual updates are required. Each State and Territory governs the authority to practice as an immuniser and in what circumstances. Please check with your State/Territory health department if you are unsure if you currently meet the requirements for an immuniser.
These updates are also available for any healthcare professional who are not certified immunisers but where immunisation is relative to their scope of practice.