Immunisation for prevention and protection

Immunisation is one of the most effective and cost-efficient public health measures for the control of vaccine-preventable diseases.

Hunter New England Population Health oversees immunisation programs for all age groups provided in general practice, public clinics hospitals, aged care facilities and schools. An important strategy for Hunter New England Population Health is ensuring that children 0-7 years are fully immunised. However, immunisation is important for all Australians regardless of age.  


The 10th Edition of the Australian Immunisation Handbook has been updated.  New chapters are only available online, the most recent information is available at the chapters within the Table of Contents.   Note: the pdf available to print online is not up to date.

Vaccination records

School student

Your child has received a free record of all vaccinations given in the NSW Health School Vaccination Program on the day of vaccination. To obtain a duplicate record of vaccines given in the NSW Health School Vaccination Program, please download the Request for Student Vaccination Record Form and return by fax or to the address on the form.


Childhood (from birth to 7 years)

The Australian Immunisation Register – From 30 September, the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (ACIR) became the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR), a national register that records vaccinations given to people of all ages in Australia.  Vaccines administered overseas can also be added.

Vaccination records can be obtained from myGov online account. If no online account - contact the ACIR on 1800 653 809 or attend your local Medicare office.  AIR commenced collecting vaccination records on 1 January 1996.

To the Point newsletters

To the Point newsletters are sent out monthly. Current and past editions are saved online.


Vaxtracker is an innovative online active surveillance system that allows the parents/carers of children to report how their child responded to a recently administered vaccine, by completing a web-based survey. Immunisation providers play an active role by encouraging parents and carers to participate in the program.

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Useful information

Advice on immunisation issues

For advice on vaccines or other immunisation issues please contact us.

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