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AFPHM Monthly Webinar

10 Feb 2021 at 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Online (AEDT)
Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine (AFPHM)

International Health Regulations (IHR’s) govern the delegation of yellow fever vaccination in Australia. Previously, Australia has only required accreditation of the practice as a Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre. Public health departments around Australian States and Territories have managed this for many years.

There is now an individual accreditation requirement for practitioners at these Centres as part of new National Guidelines for Yellow Fever Vaccination Centres and Providers (PDF).

On 26 November 2018, the Commonwealth Department of Health introduced a new training requirement for prescribers of yellow fever vaccine. This takes the form of an online yellow fever vaccination course conducted by the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine.

This session reviews the IHRs, the accreditation of yellow fever vaccination clinics and focuses on the new training requirement for yellow fever vaccinations.


  • Yellow fever vaccination for those travelling to yellow fever areas of the world is regulated by the World Health Organization’s International Health Regulations.
  • Yellow fever clinics have been largely regulated by State and Territory public health authorities in Australia.
  • As part of new National Guidelines, Yellow fever vaccinators are now required to complete an online course every three years reviewing the disease, the vaccine and vaccination best practice and accreditation.

There will be opportunity for participants to interact with peers, collaborate and network.


About the speaker

Peter Leggat AM, ADC is a Professor at the College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences, Division of Tropical Health & Medicine, James Cook University (JCU) Australia. At JCU he is also co-Director of the World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Vector-borne and Neglected Tropical Diseases.

He is President-elect of the International Society of Travel Medicine, President of The Australasian College of Tropical Medicine and a member of the AFPHM Council.

Peter is a former Fulbright Scholar and has published more than 500 journal papers and more than 90 book chapters.

He is a Colonel in the Army Reserves and has served in a number of reserve postings and is currently Honorary Aide-de-Camp to the Governor General of the Commonweath of Australia.

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