Immunisation has been repeatedly demonstrated to be one of the most effective medical interventions to prevent disease. This success is due to both the effectiveness of vaccines, as well as the efforts of health professionals in achieving sufficiently high coverage rates of immunisation to reduce the transmission of vaccine preventable diseases.
Vaccine service providers play an essential role in the community by providing information and immunisation against vaccine preventable diseases. This site contains important information on vaccine management, how to register to become a vaccine service provider and how to order vaccines.
Also providing important vaccination services are immunisation program nurses who work in a range of settings including community health clinics, child health centres, councils, aged care facilities and for the School Based Vaccination Program. This site contains information about the roles of immunisation program nurses and other nurses who may be involved in providing vaccinations.
Healthcare workers have a responsibility to themselves and to their patients to ensure their own immunisations are up-to-date. Find out more about immunisations recommended for health care workers.
For further information see Queensland Health Immunisation Program and the Vaccination Information and Vaccination Administration System (VIVAS).