We aim to reduce the incidence of vaccine preventable diseases in the community by providing appropriate and timely information about vaccine preventable diseases.

Children and Immunisation

Although many Australian children are immunised, it is important to maintain high immunisation rates to reduce the risk of outbreaks of serious diseases. Current immunisation rates in the Western Sydney region are below the 95% coverage targets for one, two and five-year old age groups.

To combat these low statistics, we have facilitated the annual Immunisation Bike Competition since 2011, an initiative encouraging childhood immunisation in partnership with local practices.

We provide support to general practices through resources, education and practice visits, as follows:

Sharing Knowledge About Immunisation (SKAI) eLearning module for health care professionals is designed to help adapt clinical communication skills to meet the needs of all parents, whether they are ready to vaccinate, have questions or intend to decline vaccination altogether.

A suite of resources and fact sheets are available for health professionals, in relation to immunisation. You can find them on the National Centre for Immunsation Research and Surveillance (NCIRS) website.

Need to report a cold chain breach? Download the reporting form, fill out online, save and send it to the Western Sydney Public Health Unit on:

Telephone: 9840 3603

Fax: 9840 3591

Hours of Service: Monday to Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm

Emergencies: For urgent public health assistance after hours phone Westmead Hospital on 9845 5555 and ask for the Public Health Duty Officer to be paged.

Support with Immunisation Queries

Contact the helpdesk on 8811 7117 or email support@wentwest.com.au if you need support or assistance about the current NSW requirements.

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