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.

0800 IMMUNE over Christmas and New Year

There will be a limited 0800 IMMUNE (0800 446 863) telephone service from Wednesday 24 December 2014 to Friday 2 January 2015 inclusively. During this time, a message will provide a contact number for urgent clinical advice only, advise callers to contact 111 for any urgent health related calls, and advise parents to contact Healthline for general immunisation queries.

Normal 0800 IMMUNE telephone and email services will resume at 9am on Monday 5 January 2015.

The Immunisation Advisory Centre team wish you and your whaanau a joyous Christmas and healthy New Year.


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