Australian Immunisation Handbook

Solution architecture / GovCMS web development / Javascript Web App


What started as a printed publication guiding health professionals in the safe and effective use of vaccines, the Australian Immunisation Handbook became the staple reference for health professionals in managing children’s immunisation. Updates to the 500+ page Handbook meant that health professionals found it cumbersome to keep track of the latest source of truth, even more so when they’re on the move. 

The website

Morpht supported the Department of Health in building the Handbook website by structuring the information into inter-related content types for 24 diseases, 11 related antigens, 61 related vaccines, vaccine administration tables and instructional figures. We then made available a number of live XML feeds from this central resource to support a native mobile application.

View the Australian Immunisation Handbook

Australian Immunisation Handbook website displayed on a laptop screen

The Catch-up Calculator

The Catch-up Calculator is an invaluable tool designed to help medical practitioners manage a child's immunisation regime. We built this a standalone Web App using Drupal concepts to structure data in Javascript libraries. The app records a child’s age and immunisation history, processes complex business logic and produces recommendations for vaccines appropriate to the child's age and immunisation history. The recommendations can then be saved as a PDF to be shared with the parents/guardians or saved by the medical practitioner.

View the Catch-up Calculator

Australian Immunisation Handbook calculator displayed on a mobile screen

The outcome

All medical practitioners now have access to a centralised digital resource of up-to-date immunisation information and protocols. With access to a set of integrated set of tools in the shape of a responsive website, a native app and a supporting Catch-up Calculator Web app, practitioners have all the latest and most accurate information they need at their fingertips. 

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