Improve recording and updating of immunisation data to the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR)

This is a Less Involved QI – includes PIP QI measures

The Commonwealth Government has recently announced that it is mandatory for vaccination providers to make timely recordings of all vaccinations into the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR). Non-compliance will result in a financial penalty.

Uploading to the AIR allows you to actively support immunisation coverage in your local community, as well as contribute to the national immunisation coverage measurement. It also helps your practice to: 

  • Identify patients for vaccination recalls.
  • Report immunisation medical exemptions online.
  • Create an Immunisation History Statement, which may be provided to childcare centres, schools, employment or for travel purposes when necessary.
  • Ensure the continuity of Family Tax Benefit A and child care subsidies. Incorrect or missing uploads to AIR will result in payment suspension, negatively impacting families who rely on family support payments.

Please note: there have been recent changes in how to access the AIR (see starting points below for more).

Goal

Improve recording and updating of individual immunisation data to the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR).

Measure

Percentage of vaccinations recorded in the AIR on audit.

Starting point
Possible improvement ideas
  • Create a group vaccination strategy for your practice that includes designated roles and allocated time to upload to AIR at the time you give the vaccine to patients. You can re-use this strategy for flu vaccination or any other group vaccination clinic.
  • Create your own step-by-step AIR instruction guide specifically for your staff and the clinic. Print off and display in a prominent position.
  • Routinely check that data is being entered correctly. Identify any issues and rectify.

Let us know your progress on this activity

Coordinator Contacts

Our organisation highly values our front-line partners in general practice, allied health, the Local Health Districts, as well as the wider health, mental health, and social service sectors.

The first point of contact for partner organisations and professionals seeking to improve joint health outcomes in the North Coast is the regional Primary Care Coordinators listed below.

Aboriginal health is a key priority for our organisation. We are committed to improving health outcomes and equitable outcomes across our region.

We have a dedicated Aboriginal Health Team to ensure Aboriginal health priorities across the North Coast are led by and identified in consultation with the Aboriginal Community Controlled sector (ACCS), Aboriginal people and communities.

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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.

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