Program Summary

The Barwon Medicare Local Immunisation Program aims to educate, support and assist GPs and General Practice staff in all aspects of immunisation to enhance local immunisation rates and provide quality immunisation services.


The Immunisation Program activities include:

  • Professional development for GPs and General Practice staff (QA & CPD & CNE Points available)
  • Education & support with vaccine storage, cold chain management and data logging
  • Education & support with ACIR registration, reporting processes and data transfer
  • Assistance with recall/reminder systems
  • Immunisation newsletter
  • Telephone support

Updates/Latest Developments

ACIR011B report for children overdue for immunisation

Fact sheet for Pneumovax 23 vaccination/revaccination

How to use Mentorix for catch-up vaccination
HPV vaccine extended to boys

Remember to reconstitute Menitorix and Priorix -Tetra 

Rotarix vaccination and the risk of intussusception - update Aug 13



Immunisation Newsletters

Please click here for the monthly Immunisation Newsletter

For the Department of Health Vic Immunisation Newsletter click here



GP Learning 
Nurse Immuniser Information
Australian Health Professionals Regulation Agency (AHPRA) Nursing and Midwifery registration



Australian Immunisation Handbook 10th Edition. If you do not receive a copy you can order online
Cold Chain Breach Form

Conscientious Objector Forms - GPs obligations
Criteria for use of Government vaccines
Data Logging Guidelines Data logger for vaccine refrigerator temperature management available from Margaret Dempsey Immunisation Program Officer at Barwon Medicare Local, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 03 5229 1922 for more information
Flu Brochure
Flu Posters    
Immunisation and ACIR information
Immunise Australia Program: Ph: 1800 671 811
Immunisation Program State Government, Victoria: access resource order forms, fact sheets, DH Immunisation Newsletter and all relevant immunisation updates. Cold Chain Management, Phone: 1300 882 008
Multiple Administration Sites
Myths & Realities 5th Edition
National Due and Overdue rules for Childhood Immunisation
National Immunisation Program Schedule
Rotavirus and Intussusception
Rotavirus and Intussusception and Parent Information
Rotavirus and Intussusception Provider Summary
Rotavirus and Intussusception - Summary
SA immunisation calculator - This website provides information to gain access on childhood immunisations on children due for catch-up and provides you with a quick answer to your immunisation query.
Schedule 4 Poisons Approved for use by Nurse Immunisers 28 March 2012
Travel Vaccine Clinics Geelong (including Yellow Fever)
Yellow Fever Vaccine patient information


Birthday Cards

1st Birthday PDF
4th Birthday PDF
65yo Birthday PDF


Links to Other Websites

National Centre for Immunisation and Research and Surveillance
Recommendations for the prevention of infection in asplenic or hyposplenic patients
HPV (Human Papilloma virus) and the vaccine – easily understandable information for parents/vaccine providers about cervical cancer, HPV and
the vaccine
SAEFVIC Form for Reporting An Adverse Event Following Immunisation
Immunisation for Health Care Workers

Pharmaceutical Society - Guidelines for Immunisations in Pharmacies

Program Officer

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ph: 03 5229 1922