The Australian Immunisation Handbook 10th Edition

Part 2 Vaccination Procedures

Page last updated: 01 August 2017

In Australia, vaccination is undertaken predominantly through general practices, but in some jurisdictions vaccines may be given through local council clinics, community centres or through school-based immunisation programs. In some situations, vaccinations may also be given in travel medicine clinics, public hospitals, staff occupational health clinics and aged care facilities. State or territory legislation outlines who can access and administer vaccines. All vaccines must be administered in accordance with the relevant legislation, best practice and the following Handbook guidelines and recommendations. Other relevant guidelines such as the National vaccine storage guidelines: Strive for 5 and the Australian guidelines for the prevention and control of infection in healthcare should also be followed (refer below and to 2.2.Administration of vaccines).