Immunisation

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.

Accessing the Australian Immunisation Register using PRODA guides

Practice managers and immunisers: do you need help setting up Provider Digital Access (PRODA)? Have you lost access to the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR)? Did you know that the existing authentication file system (typically saved on the practice server) will be switched off in the near future, and PRODA will be the only way to log in to the AIR?

  • Services Australia has developed step-by-step guides to:
    the registration process for PRODA
    setting up delegations and access levels for nurses, administrators, and managers in Health Professionals Online Service (HPOS).

You can download the guide for organisations here, and the guide for individuals here.

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.

You can check out the resource here.