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SKAI – Sharing Knowledge About Immunisation is designed to give you confidence that the parents you see have access to credible information about vaccination that supports your recommendations for their children.
The SKAI website for healthcare workers contains:
information to help you recognise parents who can benefit from your time and expertise (and avoid extended or confrontational interactions)
information to help you respond to parents’ questions or concerns
a recommendation for structuring your vaccination consultations
tips we gathered from experienced clinicians.
We have translated information about the vaccinations recommended at each milestone into Arabic, Chinese and Vietnamese. The website also contains information about vaccination for special risk groups and information about referral pathways available in your state or territory. Also refer to Specialist immunisation services.
You can access the SKAI website for healthcare professionals by completing the SKAI eLearning module1. This module is designed to help you adapt your clinical communication skills to meet the needs of all parents, whether they are ready to vaccinate, have questions or intend to decline vaccination altogether.
SKAI is designed to help you continue to improve the quality and safety of the care you provide to your community.
Also refer to Patient communication resources.
NCIRS, Kids Research, Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network, Cnr Hawkesbury Rd & Hainsworth St, Westmead Locked Bag 4001, Westmead NSW 2145 Tel (612) 9845 1433 | Fax (612) 9845 1418 | ABN 53 188 579 090
We acknowledge that the National Centre for Immunisation Research & Surveillance (NCIRS) is on the land of the traditional owners the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, the First Australians, and recognise their culture, history, diversity and their deep connection to the land. Together, through research and partnership, we aim to move to a place of equity for all. NCIRS also acknowledges and pays respect to other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nations from which our research, staff and community are drawn.
Our website meets the criteria for credibility and content as defined by the Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety.