Introduction

These pages have information for health professionals about immunisation reporting and training courses.

For all other information about immunisation in the Northern Territory (NT), including vaccination schedules and where to get vaccinated, go to immunisation.

For vaccination histories go to the Northern Territory Immunisation Register.

Legislation for vaccine providers

In accordance with the Medicines, Poisons and Therapeutic Act, all nurses, midwives and Aboriginal and Torres Strait health practitioners administering vaccines in the NT without the order of a medical practitioner, should ensure that they meet the requirements under the prescribed qualifications to supply or administer or possess vaccinations.  

In addition, all vaccine providers should refer to their individual workplace 'Scheduled Substance Treatment Protocol' (SSTP) for the guidelines relating to the administration of vaccines in their workplace. SSTPs are printed in various issues of the NT Government Gazette.

All nurses, midwives and ATSHIPs must be competent and adhere to the indications, restrictions and contraindications identified for the use of any vaccine included in the SSTP. Any care provided outside the scope of the related documents referred to in the SSTP must be discussed with a medical officer at the time.

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Last updated: 20 December 2016