Immunisation Project Evaluation Reference Group (2017 – 2019)
Immunisation Working Group (2015 – 2016)
In late 2015, the Victorian Refugee Health Network established an interdisciplinary, cross-sector Working Group to improve access to catch-up immunisations for people from refugee backgrounds including people seeking asylum in Victoria. The Working Group aimed to progress some of the recommendations from the report A needs analysis of catch-up immunisation in refugee-background and asylum seeker communities in Victoria (November 2014).
The Working Group was chaired by Dr Georgie Paxton, Head of Immigrant Health and Consultant Paediatrician at the Royal Children’s Hospital. See the Immunisation Working Group Membership and Terms of Reference.
The Working Group contributed to the development of the following resources:
- Policy Briefings on No Jab, No Pay – implications for service providers and refugee background communities (March 2016) and ACIR – Issues Arising (June 2016)
- Information sheets on catch-up immunisation for case workers and immunisation providers and a multilingual brochure for clients (available in Amharic, Arabic, Assyrian, Burmese, Chin, Dari, Farsi, Karen and Tamil) – these resources are available on the Immunisation page in the Learn section of the Network website
- A summary update detailing progress on the recommendations from the 2014 needs analysis, including recommendations either partially or fully achieved, and those that are still outstanding: Update – catch-up immunisation in refugee background and asylum seeker communities in Victoria (September 2016)
For further information about the Network’s Immunisation Projects, please contact Lauren Tyrrell, Sector Development and Policy Advisor on (03) 9389 8996 or