Immunisation is a simple, safe and effective way of protecting people against harmful diseases. It helps individuals and the wider community by reducing the spread of preventable diseases.
Primary Health Tasmania supports the Australian Government’s National Immunisation Program by working collaboratively with stakeholders to provide education programs and resources to improve efficiency and effectiveness of immunisation services.
The overall aim is to reduce the number of cases of diseases that are preventable by vaccination in Tasmania.
All vaccines available in Australia have been thoroughly tested for safety and effectiveness and are continually monitored and evaluated.
Capturing immunisation data
Immunisation data is has a role in measuring immunisation coverage and monitoring the effectiveness of vaccines and vaccination programs. It supports clinical decision-making, and informs policy and research. This data is also needed for people to access certain government payments and to allow entry to school, childcare, employment and travel.
Immunisation providers have a role in ensuring high quality, accurate data is collected and recorded.
The PHN Immunisation Support Program has developed a Vaccination data: Tips and tricks resource to help providers accurately record data in practice software and on the Australian Immunisation Register.