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09 Jun 2016
Regional Immunisation Advisor - Northern Region (Northland and Greater Auckland Area) The Immunisation Advisory Centre (IMAC) is seeking an experienced, appropriately qualified health professional to coordinate the activities of the Immunisation Advisory Centre (IMAC) in the Northern Region. While technical competency in immunisation delivery is...
14 Mar 2016
Every GP practice in the country, and especially in Counties Manukau, will be familiar with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). RSV is well known as a leading cause of bronchiolitis. Kidz First has the highest admission rates for infants with lower respiratory tract infections in New Zealand, with RSV identified in over 40% of cases. RSV is also...
15 Feb 2016
The letter includes links to additional web material. If you are in contact with any school that has received the letter please advise them NOT TO SEND the letter onto families.  The following two resources may assist you respond to questions that arise from the content of the letter. Click on the relevant link below to view the:  Immunisation...
09 Nov 2015
A significant amount of scientific thought and research addressing concerns about postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) and/or complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) has been undertaken internationally, which has demonstrated a lack of evidence that would associate these two syndromes or death with the vaccine. The science that was...
16 Oct 2013
A comprehensive report with breakdown of DHB staff who received an influenza immunisation in 2013 by occupational group and by DHB is available on the Ministry of Health website or can be downloaded from this page.  2013 Workforce influenza immunisation coverage rates by District Health Board