Current National Immunisation Schedule
CPD Hours / Duration
1 hour/s
Cost
Depends on Membership level

Current National Immunisation Schedule

Presenter Gail Aylmer, Nurse Education Consultant

Gail has worked for the last 8 years as a Public Health Nurse within the Communicable Disease team of a Queensland Public Health Unit. Gail has a diverse employment history working primarily in Australia plus also spent 18mths working as an Agency Nurse in England.

Over the last 3 decades, she has held positions as a Nurse Academic, Nurse Educator, Infection Control CNC, Surgical Unit Clinical Nurse and Clinical Nurse at Tuberculosis Control Units both in Brisbane and London. During her career, Gail worked in nursing administration as an (acting) Nursing Director for a period in excess of one year. Gail holds a Bachelor of Nursing Degree, a Master of Nursing Degree (Advanced Practice) and a Master of Mental Health Nursing Degree. Gail is an authorised Immunisation Program Nurse and has a Certificate in Training and Assessment.

Gail has travelled extensively over the last 4 decades and in 2016 developed and led a Nurses for Nurses Study Tour to India. This tour was bursting with fabulous experiences and attendees ‘saw the real India’ encountering some of the more interesting and important public health issues within India.

Gail’s other special interests include immunisation across the lifespan, communicable and infectious diseases. She feels strongly about supporting and advocating for the nursing profession, in particular, frontline nurses believing they are the absolute heroes of healthcare.

Course Content

The National Immunisation Schedule sets out the immunisations Australians are given at different stages in their life.

The program aims to reduce the number of vaccine-preventable disease cases in Australia by increasing immunisation uptake and coverage.

Schedule changes occur frequently and this webinar will update you to the July 2020 NIP Schedule. 

Target Audience

Learning Outcomes

In this session you will:

  • Gain an understanding of the national immunisation schedule and the reasons for variation between schedules across the States and Territories
  • Investigate the childhood and adult schedules, and the science surrounding the timing of vaccinations
  • Examine the medical conditions that place individuals at risk for invasive meningococcal and pneumococcal disease 
  • Review the July 2020 Immunisation Schedule changes