|Title:||Vaccine Administration Code: Mumps Outbreak 2015-2016|
|Document ID:||Operational Directive OD 0642/16|
|Date of issue:||Wednesday, 6 January 2016|
|Description:||Authorisation of mumps vaccination under the Vaccine Administration Code|
|Legal requirements:||Poisons Act 1964 and Regulations 1965
|Applicable to:||All WA Health Staff. Other persons affected by Poison Regulation 37B|
|Framework:||Public Health Policy Framework|
|Period of effect:||from 6 January 2016 to 31 December 2016|
|Review date:||31 December 2016|
|Authorised by:||Dr David Russell-Weisz, Director General, Department of Health, 31-Dec-2015|
|Print version:||View print version|
Vaccine Administration Code: Mumps Outbreak 2015-2016
The current mumps outbreak in Western Australian necessitates additional measures to efficiently provide prophylactic immunisation in affected communities to assist in controlling disease spread.
This Operational Directive authorises immunisation with the mumps vaccine by registered nurses under Poisons Regulation 37B and the Vaccine Administration Code.
This authority is valid until 31 December 2016.
Regulation 37B removes the requirement for the direction of medical practitioner to approve administration of a vaccine. This applies when vaccine administration is performed by a registered nurse with approved training, as part of a public health program, and when in accordance with the Vaccine Administration Code.
The Vaccine Administration Code establishes the criteria which must be achieved by a registered nurse or midwife to administer a vaccine in accordance with Regulation 37B of the Western Australian Poisons Regulation 1965.
Dr David Russell-Weisz
This circular last updated: Wednesday, 6 January 2016 at 10:53am