What is it?

The Monash Health Immunisation Service was established in 2012.

It is a nurse-led, all-age immunisation drop-in service, with adult and paediatric immunisation physician support and clinics. The service provides immunisation education and management for high risk groups including oncology, renal, diabetic, respiratory and cardiac, transplant, hyposplenic and asplenic patients. It provides opportunistic immunisation for inpatients and outpatients according to the National Immunisation Program (NIP), influenza vaccines, and antenatal immunisations.

Monash Immunisation Service provides assistance with complex immunisation issues, catch-up immunisation advice, immunisation adverse event management and supports an outpatient immunisation clinic. The service also has a dedicated BCG clinic for children aged 0-5 years (GP referral required).

Drive-through clinic

To support patients in continuing to receive vaccinations during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Monash Health Immunisation Service has opened its own immunisation drive-through clinic. Immunisation delivery remains drop-in (no appointment necessary) and operates Monday through to Friday from 9am – 3pm. More information can be accessed here.

Contact

Telephone: 1300 882 924 (option 4) Pager: 4488 via switchboard 9594 6666 Email: immunisation@monashhealth.org Facsimile: 03 9594 6325

Resources

Authors: Joanne Hickman (NUM Monash Immunisation, Monash Health), Jim Buttery (Paediatrician/ ID physician, Monash Health) and Rachael McGuire (SAEFVIC Research Nurse, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute)

Reviewed by: Joanne Hickman (ANUM Monash Immunisation, Monash Health) and Rachael McGuire (SAEFVIC Research Nurse, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute)

Date: September 2020

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