Immunisation Update: Changes to the Australian National Immunisation Program Schedule 2019
Vaccination is a common activity within nursing and midwifery, and having a high rate of immunisation provides coverage for our most vulnerable populations via herd immunity. Ensuring vaccination knowledge is up-to-date helps nurses and midwives provide the best information to parents, which can impact on vaccination uptake rates.
Nurse Unit Manager, Refugee Health
Meryl has maintained an interest in paediatric vaccines since first working as a research nurse with the Oxford Vaccine Group. Since then she’s developed education programs for paediatric emergency nurses on immunisation, written a best practice guideline for immunising people of refugee background and vaccinated far too many babies, children and adults to count.
Meryl currently works as a refugee health nurse in Brisbane and still finds time to participate in the yearly flu vaccine campaign.