Improving immunisation rates, particularly of at-risk groups or within identified low rate areas (hotspots) is part of improving population health, one of SEMPHN’s key priorities.   

Through its commissioning process, SEMPHN contracts lead organisation(s) to support immunisation providers within these identified ‘hotspot’ areas by providing a range of interventions to address possible barriers to vaccination.  

Contact SEMPHN about immunisation programs: Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 1300 331 981 (Option 4).

Outreach Influenza Program 2019

The Outreach Influenza Program provides free flu vaccinations to vulnerable community members who are identified as having barriers to access vaccinations through traditional avenues.

The program connects with community centres and clinics across south eastern Melbourne to provide flu vaccination in places community members regularly visit. 

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Why is this service needed?

SEMPHN’s Health Needs Assessment (2018) revealed the rate of influenza notifications in south eastern Melbourne (153.9/100,000) was significantly higher than the Victorian average (113.1/100,000). 

Vaccine preventable conditions accounted for 2056 preventable hospitalisations with an average length of inpatient stay of close to eight days. 

This program aims to increase immunisation rates to prevent hospitalisations and community members falling ill. 

Who have we commissioned?

Monash Health was awarded this tender to deliver the service from 1 December 2018 to 30 September 2019, with vaccination dates from April until July. 

Commissioning approach

A closed tender process was used to commission this service. SEMPHN has recommissioned the Outreach Influenza Program to Monash Health since the pilot program in 2016-17. 

Improving childhood immunisation rates

This program aims to increase childhood immunisation rates for children under the age of five; increase service access for hard-to-reach groups; and improve general practice delivery of childhood immunisations in the local government area (LGA), City of Greater Dandenong.

The program comprises four activities:

  1. Council Nurse Immunisers to support five general practices.
  2. To increase hours available for catch-up or overdue appointments for children in Springvale. 
  3. To develop or refine and implement processes for 11A report data cleansing.
  4. Catch up children who are listed as overdue on the 11A report. 

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Why is this program needed?

The City of Greater Dandenong has a diverse community with a high proportion of residents who were born or have lived overseas. As a result of this, many residents have incomplete or inaccurate immunisation records, or are at risk of not being fully immunised. 

This program aims to support community members in this area of the catchment by improving service delivery and data cleansing processes. 

Who have we commissioned?

City of Greater Dandenong was commissioned to deliver this program in the respective LGA. The contract duration is from 1 November 2018 until 30 August 2019, with service delivery from 12 November 2018 until 30 June 2019. 

Commissioning approach

A closed tender process was used to commission this program. 

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