For those looking for the Vaccine Administration Code, please click on the hyperlink immediately below:
Vaccine Administration Code [PDF 463KB]
Western Australian immunisation strategy release
The Western Australian Immunisation Strategy 2013-2015 is now available. The purpose of the immunisation strategy is to provide clear direction for the immunisation stakeholders on how to optimise immunisation service delivery across the state, within the context of national policy
10th Edition Immunisation Handbook available now
The Australian Immunisation Handbook provides clinical advice for health proffessionals on the safest and most effective use of vaccines in their practice. These recommendations are developed by the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) and approved by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).
2013 Influenza season is here
The 2013 Influenza season has begun.
Please note that the Influenza vaccine is available free for the below groups.
- pregnant women
- children aged 6 months or older and younger than 5 years
- people aged 65 years of age or older
- Aboriginal Australians ages 15 years and older
- individuals with chronic medical conditions
Please visit www.health.wa.gov.au/flu/home (External link) to access fact sheets and other information to share with your clients.
Please find the relevant consent forms below.
HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) vaccine made available for male students in 2013
From January 2013, male students in Year 8 are eligible to receive the HPV vaccine through the school program. There is also a catch up program available for male students in Year 9 and 10. The HPV vaccine will offer protection against a variety of cancers and warts. Please encourage eligible males to participate in the school based immunisation program and get protected against HPV.
For more information, please visit the Commonwealth government website , the Cancer Council website and the Immunise Australia website
The science of immunisation
This website answers common questions about immunisation. It explains the science of immunisation and describes the benefits of being immunised.
Department of Health announces new system to monitor adverse events following immunisation
WA Vaccine Safety Surveillance (WAVSS) system is part of the Western Australian Department of Health and has been set up for the surveillance of adverse events following immunisation (AEFI).
Although significant AEFI are rare, the system has been established to help health providers and the public encourage full immunisation of children and adults who have experienced any significant AEFI.
The public health aim for WAVSS is the early detection, and appropriate and quick response to AEFI, to lessen the negative impact upon the health of individuals and the WA immunisation program.