Immunisation

Immunisation

Information for Immunisation Providers

Evaluation of 2016 Tasmania Pharmacists Administered Influenza Vaccination Program

An amendment to the Tasmanian Poisons Regulation (2008) in 2016 enabled authorised pharmacist immunisers to administer the flu vaccine to eligible adults in approved programs. DHHS has produced an evaluation of the 2016 vaccination program.

Executive Summary of Tasmanian Pharmacists Administered Influenza Vaccination Program

Email immunisation@dhhs.tas.gov.au for the full report.

Bulletin Board

Australian Immunisation Handbook (10th edition)

Quick guide: Catch-up Immunisations in Tasmania (print version)

Quick guide: Catch-up Immunisations in Tasmania (accessible version)


Immunisation Providers Secure Site

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Meningococcal vaccination response

An urgent public health response has begun following four recent cases of meningococcal W disease in the Greater Hobart area, including three in Hobart’s northern suburbs.

Population Health Services are establishing a program to vaccinate all Tasmanians aged between six weeks and 20 years (born after 1 August, 1997).

For more information visit Meningococcal W

Immunisation gives a very good level of protection against many serious diseases.

It uses your body's natural defence mechanism, the immune response, to build resistance to specific infection.

Vaccinations and boosters

Some of the diseases often vaccinated against are diphtheria, tetanus, influenza, rubella, hepatitis B, meningococcal disease and pneumococcal disease. All of these diseases can cause serious complications and can sometimes be life-threatening. Read more about vaccinations and boosters

Vaccination – frequently asked questions


Childhood vaccinations

Vaccination in infancy and early childhood helps stop the spread of potentially life threatening diseases. These include chicken pox, mumps, whooping cough, polio and more. Read more about how to get your child vaccinated

Changes to the National Immunisation Program schedule starting 1 July 2018. Resources for consumers:


School-based immunisation program

All routine school-based adolescent vaccinations are given to girls and boys in Year 7. These include:

  • diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine – one dose
  • human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV) – two doses*

Find out more about the school based immunisation program

*For more information about Gardasil® 9 please refer to the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) | Clinical Advice


Adult vaccinations

Adults need vaccinations to boost their immunity against diseases they were vaccinated against when younger and against diseases that place them at greater risk when older. Some of these vaccinations are free for eligible cohorts.

Immunisation providers

Find the latest information for immunisation providers in Tasmania

Want more information?

Talk to your GP or call the Public Health Hotline - Tasmania on 1800 671 738

July 2018