Immunisation provider information and resources

Vaccine updates (e-newsletter subscription and past editions)

Vaccine Updates gives immunisation providers important news and information updates about immunisation programs and vaccines in Western Australia.

All immunisation providers are encouraged to sign up to Vaccine Updates (external site).

See previous Vaccine Updates.

Mandatory reporting to the Australian Immunisation Register

A new legislation has passed through the Australian Parliament, making it a requirement for all immunisation providers to report vaccinations to the AIR. The Australian Immunisation Register Amendment (Reporting) Rules 2021 (external site) were registered on 19 February 2021.

  • Since 1 July 2021 it is mandatory for all immunisation providers to report all National Immunisation Program (NIP) vaccinations including influenza and COVID-19 vaccinations they administer to the AIR.
Structured Administration and Supply Arrangements (SASA)

The CEO of Health has issued the below SASAs to authorise certain Registered Nurses and Midwives to administer vaccines in accordance with the Medicines and Poisons Regulation 2016. Providers who are eligible to work under the relevant SASA are encouraged to familiarise themselves with the requirements.

Common reactions from vaccine

Useful information following vaccination was developed for consumers, and parents/guardians of children, when they receive vaccination.

This page explains common reactions following vaccination.

The information is also available as a PDF, Useful information following vaccination (PDF 190KB).

Consent process

The consent process for vaccination enables a parent to make an informed decision regarding vaccination.

If a parent decides not to immunise their child, the points provided on the partial consent can be used to discuss their decision.

Immunisation resources

Immunisation resources to support your practice are available for order on the publication ordering system (external site). Find out how to place an order (PDF 768KB).

Further resources

Last reviewed: 28-09-2021
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