Thu, 07/04/2019 | News

Updated National Vaccine Storage Guidelines and new rules for NSW GPs

The third edition of the National Vaccine Storage Guidelines 'Strive for 5' was released in June 2019 and provides information and advice on vaccine storage management for Australian immunisation service providers. All staff involved in ordering, handling, managing and administration of vaccines are encouraged to review the new guidelines, as changes and updates have occurred throughout the document. The third edition is available to read on the Australian Government Department of Health website

These guidelines and other resources, including stickers and posters and the appendices, are available to download and order on the Department of Health website.

New vaccine storage rules in NSW
NSW Health has also released new rules for the storage of vaccines for general practitioners (GPs).  As part of the new rules, all GPs must ensure at least one staff member has taken the NSW Health online vaccine care training module. Further information on these rules is available on the NSW Health website.