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15 Mar 2017
From 1 April 2017, people 65 years and over and pregnant women have the option of getting a funded flu vaccine from their general practice or their community pharmacy. While there are other people who are eligible to receive funded flu vaccine such as people with chronic conditions like asthma, heart disease or diabetes, they will still need to go...
21 Nov 2016
 Welcome to InfectedNZ!               InfectedNZ, an online campaign running from November 21-25, is set to spread the message about the impacts of infectious diseases and antibiotic resistance in Aotearoa New Zealand with a series of data-driven blog posts and social media conversations. Read about: The state of the nation by Siouxsie Wiles...
28 Jul 2016
The full PHARMAC notification of changes to the National Immunisation Schedule is available on the PHARMAC website www.pharmac.govt.nz under News/Notifications. The following details have been taken directly from page one of thePHARMAC notification: From 1 January 2017 Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine Funded access will be widened to include...
30 May 2016
Consultation opened today with regard to: Including vaccination of boys in the HPV school vaccination program in the 2017 school year and widening access to HPV vaccination for females and males to the age of 26 years. Universal vaccination against chickenpox for all infants as a part of the childhood immunisation schedule, from 1 July 2017. A...