Improving immunisation rates


How PHNs can assist individual practices to better understand their practice population

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In order to better understand regional levels of immunisation, increase childhood immunisation rates to 95% and decrease the number of hospital presentations/admissions due to vaccine-preventable diseases, the Adelaide and Country SA PHNs have jointly implemented the SA PHN Immunisation Hub (the Hub).
The Hub is a multifaceted approach to:

  • determine low-coverage areas through careful examination of Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) data
  • bridge gaps in immunisation service provision
  • support the skill base of immunisation providers
  • promote the need for a well-immunised community

The Hub provides education, mentoring and networking for general practice and other service providers, and engagement, advocacy and resources for the community. The practice nurses found this a valuable opportunity to connect.

This story demonstrates how PHNs can assist individual practices to better understand their practice population.


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