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New target COVID vaccination rates for South Eastern NSW

New target COVID vaccination rates for South Eastern NSW

COORDINARE is working to achieve 100% COVID vaccination rates and expects most Local Government Areas (LGAs) in South Eastern NSW will pass the Government’s 80 per cent COVID vaccination target soon, if the combined efforts of the health workforce and the community continue.

Local Aboriginal health leaders say COVID vaccination gap can be closed

Local Aboriginal health leaders say COVID vaccination gap can be closed

Indigenous Australians are behind non-Indigenous Australians in the vaccination rollout, new data has revealed, but local Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (ACCHO) leaders are confident that they can enhance the rollout as Pfizer supplies increase.

Target COVID vaccination rates within reach for South Eastern NSW

Target COVID vaccination rates within reach for South Eastern NSW

COORDINARE expects most LGAs in South Eastern NSW will reach the Government’s 80 percent COVID vaccination target soon if the combined efforts of the health workforce and the community continue.

Call for over 60s to get vaccinated

Call for over 60s to get vaccinated

COORDINARE is urging people aged 60 and older to book their AstraZeneca COVID vaccine appointment as soon as possible. According to Dianne Kitcher, CEO of COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN, supplies of AstraZeneca are readily available through the combined primary health workforce.

#fabvac campaign to address vaccine hesitancy in Aboriginal community

#fabvac campaign to address vaccine hesitancy in Aboriginal community

COORDINARE and Beyond Empathy have teamed up to create #fabvac, a campaign featuring videos made by young people yarning with Aboriginal elders about COVID vaccination.

Roger, Jo and Justin’s COVID Vaccination Story

Roger, Jo and Justin’s COVID Vaccination Story

Over 150 general practices in South Eastern NSW are administering COVID-19 vaccines, as part of the Federal Government’s vaccination roll-out strategy. It has been nearly 12 weeks since Jo Lill received the COVID vaccine at her local general practice and she intends to get her second dose of AstraZeneca.

Sue, Jill and Margaret’s COVID Vaccine Story

Sue, Jill and Margaret’s COVID Vaccine Story

People over 70 were amongst the first people offered the COVID-19 vaccine as part of the first phase (Phase 1a) of Australia’s COVID-19 vaccine national roll-out strategy.

More general practices to offer COVID-19 vaccinations

More general practices to offer COVID-19 vaccinations

More general practices will be able to administer COVID vaccines from 21 June, with an additional 22 general practices in South Eastern NSW accredited as Astra Zeneca vaccine providers by 28 June.

Call for over 50s to book COVID vaccination appointment

Call for over 50s to book COVID vaccination appointment

Almost 32,300 people a week can now access the COVID-19 vaccine at an approved general practice or Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (ACCHO) sites in South Eastern NSW.

View the 'Responding to Vaccine Hesitancy' webinar recording

View the 'Responding to Vaccine Hesitancy' webinar recording

Did you miss the 'Responding to Vaccine Hesitancy' webinar with Director of the National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance (NCIRS), Prof Kristine McCartney, and leading vaccine hesitancy communicator, Prof Julie Leask along with Bega GP, Dr Duncan McKinnon.

The Surgery At Jerra introduces initiative to improve Bexsero vaccine uptake among Aboriginal families

The Surgery At Jerra introduces initiative to improve Bexsero vaccine uptake among Aboriginal families

The Surgery At Jerra is a family practice located in Jerrabomberra, a small town near Queanbeyan on Ngunnawal Country.

More general practices join the fight against COVID-19

More general practices join the fight against COVID-19

Almost 130 general practices in South Eastern NSW are now offering COVID-19 vaccines, as part of Phase 1b of the Federal Government’s vaccination roll-out strategy.

Local general practices start providing COVID-19 vaccines

Local general practices start providing COVID-19 vaccines

Almost 40 general practices in South Eastern NSW have started providing COVID-19 vaccinations this week, after being approved by the Department of Health to participate in Phase 1b of the rollout.

Enhancements to the Australian Immunisation Register

Enhancements to the Australian Immunisation Register

Immunisation is an essential health service during the COVID-19 pandemic. Health professionals must maintain routine immunisation services and ensure on-time vaccination according to the current recommended schedules.

Let's talk about Hep C

Let's talk about Hep C

With effective treatment available to manage Hepatitis B and cure Hepatitis C, primary care providers have a vital role in eliminating Viral Hepatitis in Australia. Primary care providers are being encouraged to continue to "find the missing millions".

Immunisation Data Quality resource

Immunisation Data Quality resource

A new resource developed by the PHN Immunisation Support Program provides information and advice about the importance of data quality when recording and transmitting vaccination encounters in practice software and on the AIR.

Get your flu shot early this year!

Get your flu shot early this year!

COORDINARE, Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District and Southern NSW Local Health District are encouraging everyone in South Eastern NSW to get the flu shot as soon as possible.

 Clinical update: 2020 seasonal influenza vaccines – early advice for vaccination providers

Clinical update: 2020 seasonal influenza vaccines – early advice for vaccination providers

Annual vaccination is the most important measure to prevent influenza and its complications and is recommended for all people aged 6 months and over (unless contraindicated).

Immunisation Updates 2019

Immunisation Updates 2019

The 2019 Immunisation Updates were held in the Illawarra Shoalhaven regions on Wednesday 6 November in Shellharbour and Wednesday 13 November in Nowra. Both events had fantastic attendance with 190 registered nurses, enrolled nurses, clinical nurse consultants, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists and general practitioners coming to the updates.

Cold chain management webinar and CoP update

Cold chain management webinar and CoP update

As part of the Practice Nurse Community of Practice (CoP), COORDINARE partnered with Natasa Veselinovic, Immunisation Coordinator from the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District Public Health Unit to conduct a webinar on cold chain management. The webinar took place in August 2019 and is available to watch here.