Mar

29

2018

Immunisation – Get The Facts

World Immunisation Week is April 24-30. A week when we can celebrate the eradication and reduction of some diseases thanks to vaccines.

It is also a time to make sure all our family is up to date with their vaccines. This helps to not only protect the individual but also those around them.

There are vaccines for children, teenagers and the elderly. There is also the flu vaccination for everyone. Speak to your doctor about what vaccinations are needed to give your family the best protection.

Do you have questions about vaccines?

Please speak to your doctor or check out the website www.immunisationfacts.gov.au

Here you can find the answers to many commonly asked questions. It is important for you to Get The Facts about immunisation.

The top immunisation facts are:

  • Vaccines strengthen your child’s immune system.
  • All childhood diseases we vaccinate against can cause serious illness, including death.
  • All vaccines available in Australia have been thoroughly tested for safety and effectiveness and are continually monitored.
  • Immunisation is a safe and effective way of giving protection against diseases such as whooping cough and measles.
Government Campaign

Although immunisation rates in Australia are already high, with over 93 per cent of five-year-old children fully vaccinated, there are areas where the immunisation rate is too low. Some of these areas are on the North Coast.

On the 4 March the Government announced a new Immunisation Campaign that will be directed towards parents across the country, especially those areas with low vaccination rates. As the North Coast of NSW has one of the lowest immunisation rates in Australia, we are expecting that the area will be included in the new government initiative.

This campaign will help parents access evidence based information to support their decision making about childhood vaccinations.

You can find out more information about the campaign and about immunisation by visiting www.immunisationfacts.gov.au

Mental Health Practitioner Directory

Frequently Asked Questions

Any AHPRA or AASW registered mental health practitioner providing services in the Mid North Coast and/or Northern NSW.

Social workers, psychotherapists and counsellors are ineligible to list in the directory.

By listing, you will let GPs, other referrers and consumers know that you are practising in Mid North Coast and/or Northern NSW. You can provide information such as where you are located, the services you provide, the population groups you support and your clinical interests.

No, the directory is a free service provided by Healthy North Coast.

This directory enables you to provide real-time information about your availability to accept referrals, as well as how long people may have to wait for an appointment. You can update this information as your availability changes. This will help GPs and other referrers ensure they only refer clients to practitioners who have the capacity to see them.

It also has a range of advanced search options and supports printing and bookmarking of search results.

You can choose to display your email address and your phone number so that people can contact you directly. You may prefer not to display these, in which case people can contact you by completing an enquiry form located in the Directory. Your choices can be updated anytime.

You can indicate wait times for an appointment for a new client or that you are currently unable to accept new referrals. You can also choose whether to display or hide your contact details. You can update your choices at any time.

Yes, you can update your listing or remove it at any time by clicking the “update practitioner details” button on your listing. You will receive a secure website link to your nominated admin email that will enable you to make changes, delete or put your listing on hold. You can also show when you are taking extended leave or are not available for a specific period, rather than completely removing your listing.

We will also send you an email every three months (90 days) prompting you to check that your information is up to date.

You will be responsible for managing the information in your listing and ensuring that it is up to date. You will also be asked to check the information before it is published in the directory.

We will also send you an email every three months (90 days) prompting you to check that your information is up to date so that the directory displays accurate information.

You can read the full Terms of Use by clicking here.