The Immunisation Advisory Centre (IMAC) is a nationwide organisation based at the School of Population Health at The University of Auckland.

We provide New Zealanders with a local source of independent, factual information based on international and New Zealand scientific research regarding vaccine-preventable diseases and the benefits and risks of immunisation, information and training for health professionals, national immunisation coordination and policy advice and research into many aspects of vaccines and vaccine-preventable diseases.

For questions relating to immunisation and vaccination-preventable diseases you can call us free on:
0800 IMMUNE (0800 466 863), weekdays 9am-4.30 pm. Or click here to ask a question by email.

 Immunisation Week
 2–8 May 2016

 New Zealand is celebrating Immunisation Week as part of the international  World Health Organization annual immunisation celebrations to promote the  use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against disease. This year,  New  Zealand is focusing on the protection of young babies against whooping cough  and influenza. 

 'Protecting baby starts in pregnancy'

  • Immunisation during pregnancy is free, and helps protect you and your baby from the serious effects of whooping cough and influenza.
  • Immunise on time, every time.
  • Enrolling your baby with a general practice as soon as they are born helps them get the care they need.


The Immunisation Advisory Centre (IMAC) was officially launched in 1997. We are part of The University of Auckland.
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