The Metro North Public Health Unit coordinates and supports the implementation of the National Immunisation Program for Queensland within the Metro North Hospital and Health Service. We work with vaccine service providers, including primary health care, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health services, hospitals, correctional facilities and local councils.
Immunisation is considered one of the most important achievements of modern medicine, saving millions of lives every year. It underpins a healthy community and is a core responsibility of the healthcare sector. Immunisation remains extremely important and highly effective at preventing serious and life threatening infectious diseases.
- Provide expert advice to vaccine service providers about the National Immunisation Program.
- Co-ordinate and implement school based vaccination programs.
- Provide expert advice regarding vaccine storage and handling.
- Support and implement funded vaccination programs.
- Assess and monitor immunisation coverage.
- Provide education and training to vaccine service providers.
- Facilitate collation of data for adverse events following immunisation and potential breaches in cold chain management.
|Health Translations (translated information about health and wellbeing)||Victorian Department of Health and Human Services|
|National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance (NCIRS)||Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network|
|National Immunisation Program, the||Department of Health|
|Online courses for immunisation service providers||Queensland Health|
|Resources for immunisation providers (including MNPHU vaccine management plan template)||Brisbane North PHN|
|Immunisation catch-up worksheet for Indigenous children <10 years old||Metro North PHU|
|Immunisation catch-up worksheet for non-Indigenous children <10 years old||Metro North PHU|
|Summary of National Immunisation Program changes 1 July 2020||Metro North PHU|